The fight between Anderson Silva and Jake Paul was a complete and utter mismatch.
This past Saturday night’s main event on Showtime Boxing at Desert Diamond Arena featured a loss by unanimous decision between Silva and Paul, a former longtime UFC middleweight champion. Paul’s knockdown in Round 8 sealed the deal for him on the scorecards and gave the YouTuber his sixth consecutive victory in his professional boxing career.
“Jake was better than me today,” Silva told reporters during post-fight news conference.
“I tried to put on my strategy. … I don’t find my distance, and I failed in my strategy, and Jake better than me. That’s it.”
“I talked to my coach like, ‘I don’t believe it. I trained so hard not to be in the same stupid position,’” Silva said.
“But I’m human. I’m superhero, but sometimes my half human fail.”
“I know I lost,” Silva said.
“I know I failed in my whole strategy, and my opponent win. I’m not the same as the other guys that fight with Jake, like, ‘Oh, I need revenge. I need rematch.’ Let’s see what happens. Maybe. I don’t know.”
Bit about Anderson Silva –
Anderson is a mixed martial artist from Brazil and a former champion of the middleweight division of the UFC.
Silva was the longest reigning champion in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
He also holds the record for the longest winning streak and title defense streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. Silva is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world by most publications including ESPN, Sherdog, and Yahoo! Sports. The names Carlos Newton, Hayato Sakurai, Chris Leben, Rich Franklin (twice), Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, and Vitor Belfort are among the former champions that Silva has defeated.
Other significant victories include Silva’s. Silva has been referred to be “the greatest mixed martial artist ever” by Dana White, president of the UFC. Anderson Silva was the middle kid out of four and was born on April 14th, 1975. Silva, who came from a family that struggled with poverty, spent the majority of his boyhood living with his aunt and uncle, one of whom was a police officer in the city of Curitiba. Together with his wife, Dayane, Silva is the proud parent of five children: three sons and two daughters. Never Surrender was released in 2009, and Silva’s life as a fighter in the UFC was the subject of the documentary Like Water, which was released in 2011.
Jiu-Jitsu was Silva’s first martial art, and he began his training with neighborhood children who could afford classes. At the age of 12, his family was able to put away enough money to start him in Tae Kwon Do courses. From there, he progressed to Capoeira, and finally, at the age of 16, he decided to settle on Muay Thai as his primary form of self-defense.
Prior to beginning his career as a professional fighter, Silva worked as a file clerk and also at McDonald’s in his early years of employment. He also thinks of Spider-Man as a personal hero, and he has made it clear that he adores comic books and the characters that appear in them. One of his main interests is in film and television, and he can easily envision a future for himself in which he is substantially involved in the business.