Anderson Silva is an MMA legend and, arguably, the best UFC fighter of all-time.
Again within the day, Spider would have his dapper trying sons enter the octagon with him after a profitable outing, however now the younger Silva’s are of their 20s.
And it appears as they’ve grown up, the apple hasn’t fallen removed from the tree, both.
Whereas Anderson, 46, is now boxing – and profitable – his sons are taking completely different paths.
Gabriel Silva, 24, is an undefeated novice kickboxer and an IKF Southern California champion.
His subsequent bout is correct across the nook on August 13 towards IKF Northern California champion Kristian Acevedo at FightersRep 10 on August 13.
Being unbeaten is a critical feat for Gabriel proper now and whereas transitioning into MMA may occur – and from a cash standpoint, ought to occur – down the road, he’s in no rush.
“To show that I’m pretty much as good as my dad, that to me is, I wouldn’t say irrelevant, but it surely’s not one thing that crosses my thoughts,” Silva instructed MMAFighting in 2019. “My dad constructed his historical past, and now I’ve to construct mine.”
Anderson says his oldest son ‘is aware of probably the most about preventing’ out of his youngsters, however many see his youngest because the prodigy with probably the most pure expertise.
Kalyl Silva, 22, who’s a professional soccer participant with the United Premier Soccer League, will make his kickboxing debut on the identical card as his brother on August 13, taking over Anthony Reynaga.
The youngest Silva has been sharing his coaching footage over TikTok. It’s honest to say his silky strikes look very acquainted.
The strain of preventing within the footsteps of one of many biggest of all-time is one thing that may weigh on a son, much more so when that father refuses to stroll away from preventing.
“Earlier than, I used to get actually anxious, however I’m used to it now,” Kalyl mentioned of his dad preventing. He’s very ready and I’m certain he’ll do nice within the Octagon and do his job.
“It’s simply loopy. I hold pondering as I lay down on the mattress earlier than I sleep about all of this, and I simply can’t discover the phrases to explain it. We used to reside in a one-bedroom home, he used to work at a restaurant, and now right here we’re. It’s simply loopy.
“He nonetheless has a whole lot of it inside him. Earlier than, I needed him to give up, however that is all a part of him. My dad’s been doing this since he was 15 years outdated, his entire life is in it. I don’t need him to cease doing what he loves probably the most.”