Anderson “The Spider” Silva may be out of the MMA game for the moment, due to the whole testing positive for performance enhancing drugs thing, but is still in the gym and now it appears he may have his eyes set on another competition.
Silva sent a letter to the president of the Brazilian Taekwondo Federation, Carlos Fernandes, stating that he would like the chance to compete in taekwondo at the 2016 olympic games taking place in Rio de Janeiro. Silva is a 5th dan black belt in taekwondo.
“Everybody knows that for a high-performance athlete, the Olympic Games is the dream of every athlete, and it wouldn’t be different with me. When I was named the ambassador of the sport by president Carlos Fernandes, this Olympic spirit motivated me. It will be a great pleasure to be part of this golden team, which has a serious institution, commanded by president Carlos Fernandes, who honors us very much, along with his team. Therefore, I wish to represent taekwondo and Brazil in the Olympic Games in 2016. With all my esteem, strength and honor.”
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