‘Conan’ Silveira Says Son Will Wait for ‘Best Proposal’ After Capturing Second LFA Title
American Top Team coach Marcus “Conan” Silveira has seen a lot over the course of his MMA career as a fighter and coach, but even he has to admit that seeing the rise of his son has a little extra meaning.
Joshua Silveira became a Legacy Fighting Alliance two-division champion last week when he took a five-round decision over Jared Revel to capture the promotion’s vacant middleweight crown. Previously, the younger Silveira knocked out Tee Cummins to claim the vacant 205-pound strap at LFA 115 on Sept. 24.
“I've had many strong emotions since the Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu times. It's been a long journey as fighter and coach, but I have to confess that seeing Joshua, blood of my blood, conquering two division belts was something special,” Silveira told Sherdog.com.
“Conan” says he only plays the role of father after the fight, but during camp he treats his son as he would anyone else when he is in his coaching position.
"When the fight is over and the job is done, of course the father shows up to celebrate, but during training and the fight itself, I behave [like he’s any one of my fighters],” he said.
Joshua’s success in LFA would seem to indicate a future in the UFC, but “Conan” isn’t in a rush to elevate his son to the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion.
"Right after the fight I needed to come to Vegas. I didnt have time to talk to [American Top Team owner] Dan Lambert yet, but of course we will analyze the best proposal,” Silveira said. “Joshua has a value. And I don’t say that with any arrogance or for being my son, just recognizing what he has accomplished.
“Let's wait for the proposals to check what is the best way to take. We are in no hurry.”
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