Former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva’s UFC future is very much up in the air right now, but “The Spider” seems to have a plan once his fighting career is officially over.
Silva has began studying to become a police officer in Los Angeles, California, where he currently resides. The former champion has been out of action since this past December, where he broke his leg in attempt to regain his UFC title from Chris Weidman. Silva is not taking this task lightly, as he explained that his day consists of his children, training, and studying to be a police officer. “I train every morning, take my kids to school and go to the police school,” Silva told Folha de Sao Paulo (Translated by MMAFighting.com).
Being a police officer is something that Silva is very familiar with. Many of Silva’s uncles, brothers, and nephews have joined the police force in Brazil. Silva made an attempt to become a police officer in Brazil, but failed to complete the course. According to the fighter, things will be different this time around. “I’ve tried to study in Brazil, but I gave up and my uncle didn’t talk to me for a month. Silva admitted. “This time I will go through with it.”
While it seems that Silva’s aspirations to become a police officer are rooted in his desire to follow his family lineage, it’s hard not to see the writing on the wall. Silva knows that his career is coming to an end and is planning for the next phase in his life. The pound for pound great may return to the Octagon, but if he does, it will likely be short lived.
The career choice itself is perfect. Silva is one of the most dangerous people in the world. I don’t see many crooks putting up a fight against one of the greatest fighters in the history of mixed martial arts.
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