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.
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