Fightin' Words

A mixed martial arts blog about UFC, Bellator and other MMA promotions and fighters.


Anderson Silva, soccer star?


RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Anderson Silva speaks during a press conference for UFC 162 at X-Gym on June 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images) (Credit: Getty Buda Mendes)

Good comedy can transcend nearly any language barrier.

This video, in Portuguese with no subtitles, attempts to answer this basic question: What would have happened if UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva became a soccer star instead?

Whether or not you can understand Portuguese is irrelevant to the amusement you'll get from watching this video that hit YouTube on Wednesday, 24 days before he defends his title against Long Island's Chris Weidman at UFC 162.

Newsday's app users can watch the video at

advertisement | advertise on newsday

UFC videos



Against whom will Ronda Rousey next defend her UFC title against?

Cat Zingano Gina Carano Cris 'Cyborg' Justino Holly Holm Miesha Tate Someone else

advertisement | advertise on newsday