Anderson Silva Not In It For Fame Or Fortune, Just The Love Of The Sport

By Damon Martin

When Anderson Silva finally walks away from the UFC, he may go down as the greatest champion that ever set foot in the Octagon.

But for all the talk about his eventual retirement, Silva is more motivated than ever coming off a tough win over Chael Sonnen, preparing to face former training partner Vitor Belfort at UFC 126.

Training only in his home country of Brazil for the fight, Silva has a renewed vigor. His manager, Ed Soares, isn’t sure what in particular lit the fire under the UFC’s reigning middleweight champion, but the flame is white hot heading into Saturday night’s main event.

“He’s very motivated for this fight. I haven’t seen Anderson this motivated for a fight in a long time,” Soares told MMAWeekly Radio. “I don’t know what it is (that is motivating him for this fight). I just know that for one reason or another he’s very focused and motivated for this fight.


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