Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva still plans to make a return to the Octagon at least once before he retires, but he is already looking into a possible second career – one that is “a family business.”
It appears that Silva’s brothers and nephews are police officers, and his uncle wished that he would become one, as well.
“I train every morning, take my kids to school and go to police school. I’m studying at the Los Angeles School Police Department. I’m studying to become a police officer.”
Silva continued, stating “it’s a personal wish, something that will make my uncle happy. My brothers are police officers, my nephews; it’s a family thing.” He did say he has no plans to actually put on the official uniform and become a member of the law enforcement community.
The 38-year-old Silva (33-6) is rehabbing from a broken leg suffered last December when he lost for a second straight time to Chris Weidman for the UFC title. Initial reports had him returning before the end of 2014, but “The Spider” has since stated he does not intent to fight again this year.
Along with his “wish” of the man who raised him in Brazil, Silva also has a budding acting career and a desire to face former boxing world champion Roy Jones, Jr.
There seems to be some contradicting reports concerning Ultimate Fighter 20 competitor Paige VanZant.
In an interview recently, Urijah Faber stated that VanZant would not be part of the cast for the all-female season and that she was instead signed directly to the UFC’s strawweight roster.
“Paige has now signed straight with the UFC,” Faber told BloodyElbow.com.
However, on Twitter, VanZant seemed surprised by the news.
When a fan asked posted to her “Sad to hear you won’t be part of TUF 20 but very excited to hear you are being signed,” VanZant replied back, “Where can I find the article?”
She added a post saying “Rumors have started ciculating that I will not be on TUF 20. I have not been told this information and as of now will be on the show” but later deleted it. Below is a picture VanZant posted back in February of her official UFC contract.
The fighter is just 20 years old, having celebrated her birthday a few days ago. She is 3-1 in her MMA career, including a 2013 loss to Tecia Torres.
— Paige Vanzant (@PAIGEVANZANT) February 19, 2014
Miesha Tate will be featured in the upcoming video game, “EA Sports UFC,” which is set for release this spring.
Numerous shots of the fighters’ in-game look have been revealed, with Tate being the latest.
The one-time UFC title contender will return to the Octagon later this year when he faces Liz Carmouche at UFC on FOX: Werdum vs. Browne in the co-main event.
When you see someone grow a “creepy” mustache, one of the first things that comes to mind is pornstar.
Well, Junior dos Santos isn’t involved in that line of work – at least to my knowledge – but he does have a creep pornstar mustache going on.
“Cigano” posted a “selfie” on Instagram recently, asking “Do you guys approve?” of the new-look.
The former UFC heavyweight champion will return to action later this year against Stipe Miocic.
UFC middleweight title contender Lyoto Machida snapped a picture of his family hiding under a kitch table following reports of an earthquake hitting the California area.
Machida posted that “My wife warned everyone about the earthquake and put everyone under the table!”
Thankfully, the Machida family survived the 5.1 earthquake that caused gas leaks and water main breaks throughout the night with aftershocks.
“The Dragon” will return to the Octagon in July to challenge Chris Weidman for the middleweight title at UFC 175. He is a former UFC light heavyweight champion.