Anderson Silva: Changing MMA’s Landscape

By Marcelo Alonso Mar 23, 2012
UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on the opportunities coming to fruition as the sport of mixed martial arts expands in his homeland of Brazil.

It’s all very new. Opportunities are emerging for all athletes around the world, especially here in Brazil. We’re showing that we’re professionals, that MMA athletes are athletes who have to dream and work for it, stay engaged and give up many things to train in order to be able to step in there and give a great show. Things are changing, and large companies are beginning to understand. They’re changing their internal policy and supporting fighters. That’s the trend. In this sport, we can have other great champions, other big names and other great athletes here in Brazil.

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