Anderson Silva Discusses The Idea Of Competing In The 2016 Olympic Games In Rio

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Chael Sonnen during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Anderson Silva has done about all anyone could ask of one man in mixed martial arts. He has dominated in the UFC in a way and for a length of time that was often suggested to be impossible when championship reigns that lasted 2-3 defenses were considered an impressive accomplishment.

But Silva doesn't seem content with his athletic career simply ending with his UFC career, he's intrigued by the idea of competing in the Olympics when the games come to Rio in 2016. He discussed that idea when speaking to SPORTV recently (quote via Google Translator):

It would be a challenge in my career, and I'd like that. Participating in a competition like this is something really lacking for me, being an Olympian. I do not know if I would get used condition, the medal would be like the belt a consequence, but it would be great - the fighter said.

Even though it appears the rules for Olympic boxing will be different in 2016 (no headgear, 10-point must system), I don't see any real reason that anyone should ever want to get involved with that whole mess after the way this year's games went down.

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