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Anderson Silva: “I’m not on vacation.”

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Is there a more focused fighter in the world right now than Anderson Silva? Here’s a great quote from a recent interview with Gleidson Venga of Sherdog.com:

GV: And now are you enjoying your vacation in Brazil?

AS: I’m not on vacation. I’m wasting my time training in a gi with the guys from the Black House. Next Nov. 4, I’ll return to Curitiba to see my family and then I’ll go to the United States to continue my wrestling training at a university in L.A. I’ll be there for 20 days and then I’ll return to Brazil to train in the Black House gym.

Anderson Silva is constantly working on his game, never allowing himself to get too comfortable at the top. His striking is world class, we all know that. So does he. So what is he doing? Strapping on the gi to work on his technique with the Nogueira brothers at Black House. And what’s the most glaring weakness in his game? His wrestling. So what does he do? Comes to the U.S. to continue working on his game.

Anderson Silva is a pro’s pro. A consummate professional MMA fighter.