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Anderson Silva, soccer star?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12: Anderson

(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...

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Reports: Anderson Silva injured and not injured

Anderson Silva, from Brazil, celebrates after defeating Stephan

(Credit: AP)

A report surfacing out of Brazil via Yahoo! Interactive Sport said Wednesday that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva suffered a broken rib. (Here's the story, hopefully translated from Portuguese into English via Google.)

Silva's camp has emphatically denied the report to MMA Junkie and MMA Fighting, among others. UFC president Dana White did the same.

Silva is scheduled to fight...

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Anderson Silva: 'Sometimes I'm funny'

Middleweight champion Anderson Silva holds the Knockout of

(Credit: Getty)

OK, sure, there was a much juicier quote from this Anderson Silva video clip below, but I didn't want to be accused of going for shock value and cheap clicks. (At least not today, that is.) Besides, you can see it right there in the embedded video.

Silva, the UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound greatest MMA fighter, may have missed a media obligation last week in Los Angeles for...

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On Chael Sonnen, Uriah Hall and Anderson Silva

UFC light heavyweights Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen talks how he needs to talk when it’s time to talk.

Meaning, if it’s time to hype a fight, he’ll go to town with the commentary, wit and hyperbole needed to sell tickets and pay-per-view. If it’s time to chill, he can be chill.

And if it’s time to build up a fighter’s confidence, Sonnen can do that as well.

Here’s what Sonnen said to Uriah Hall as he prepared to fight...

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Michael Bisping says something nice about Chris Weidman

British fighter Michael Bisping gestures during the weigh-in

(Credit: AP Photo Andre Penner)

Michael Bisping has done his share of bashing Long Island's Chris Weidman in the public sphere when there's a camera available.

Well, here's a video where Bisping actually says nice/positive things about Weidman's chances against middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 162 in July.

(Newsday's app users can watch the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIiDBTtQONU)...

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