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BJJ legend: Anderson Silva 'dreaming' to compete at Jiu-Jitsu world championships

Renowned Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner Andre Galvao says Anderson Silva is looking to test his skills at the BJJ worlds sometime in the future.

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Anderson Silva has already established a decorated mixed martial arts career as one of the most distinguished champions in the sport’s history. But at 41 years of age, it looks like "The Spider" is not done chasing martial arts glory just yet.

According to famed Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and former Strikeforce welterweight fighter Andre Galvao, Silva is considering to one day compete and test himself at the BJJ World championships.

"He really likes BJJ. His dream is to one day fight in a world championship," Galvao said during a recent seminar he held in his San Diego gym. "He always mentions it, but his coaches always advise him not to. He has a very different kind of BJJ, even due to his body type. He can use his body very well. Whenever he can, he accompanies me to championships."

Silva earned his black belt under Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, and is currently trained by Ramon Lemos, who co-founded Atos Jiu-Jitsu with Galvao. He holds six submission victories in his career, with the most noteworthy one being his last-minute triangle choke to armbar finish of Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 in 2010.

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