Anderson Silva Is Seriously Considering Competing At The 2016 Olympic Games


Anderson Silva

Despite losing the UFC middleweight belt to Chris Weidman and failing two drug tests for UFC 183 against Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva still has high hopes to compete in the Olympics some day. It’s a thought the former UFC champion has been thinking about since 2013.

Now, nearly two years later, “The Spider” is seriously considering it and already issued a letter to the president of the Brazilian Taekwondo Federation (CBTKD), Carlos Fernandes, petitioning to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Silva wrote:

Everybody knows that for a high-performance athlete, the Olympic Games is the dream of every athlete, and it wouldn’t be different with me. When I was named the ambassador of the sport by president Carlos Fernandes, this Olympic spirit motivated me. It will be a great pleasure to be part of this golden team, which has a serious institution, commanded by president Carlos Fernandes, who honors us very much, along with his team. Therefore, I wish to represent taekwondo and Brazil in the Olympic Games in 2016. With all my esteem, strength and honor.

Silva, a 5th dan black belt in taekwondo is expected to meet with Fernandes very soon to talk about this opportunity in the very near future. At the moment, Silva is suspended for failed drug tests conducted by the Nevada Athletic Commission and will meet them for hearing in May.

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