Anderson Silva training with the LAPD, studying to become an officer

Eric Bolte-US PRESSWIRE

The former UFC champ tells a Brazilian paper that he's working towards joining the Los Angeles Police Department.

Future UFC Hall of Famer Anderson Silva has revealed a surprising new hobby to the Brazilian press, by way of MMA Fighting's Guilherme Cruz:

"I train every morning, take my kids to school and go to the police school," Silva told Folha de Sao Paulo in Brazil. "I'm studying at the Los Angeles School Police Department. I'm studying to become a police officer."

Silva doesn't plan to put on the uniform and fight against crime, though. According to the UFC star, he wants to honor his uncle, who raised him in Curitiba.

"It's a personal wish, something that will make my uncle happy," he explained. "He thought it was a little weird that I'm not doing this here (in Brazil), but it wasn't the right time. My brothers are police officers, my nephews are police officers. It's a family thing."

So rest assured, even though snapping his lower left leg at UFC 168 is going to keep him out of the Octagon for all of 2014, the Spider is keeping himself busy.

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