When UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva walks to the octagon, he wears a soccer jersey loaded with top sponsors for his walkout gear. Like most young Brazilian athletes, Silva grew up loving the game of soccer and believing that one day he could grow up to be a pro athlete. Well, Silva did grow up to be a pro and one of the best in his sport, but it turned out that mixed martial arts was his calling.
In a brilliant video that surfaced on Wednesday afternoon, Vivo took a look at what would have happened to Silva if he stuck with soccer.
To give you a little hint of what to expect, Silva takes his ass-kicking ways from the octagon and on to the pitch to put fear in his opponents. Of course, the video pokes fun of Silva’s soccer skills and it really is an entertaining look at the champ.
Check out the video:
Silva doesn’t always let his personality show, but when he does he is one of the most charismatic athletes in the sport and his willingness to do this ad goes to show that.