“He’s bigger than Kobe Bryant and LeBron James here. He’s bigger than that there. It’s crazy. Every time I go there, I don’t think it can get any bigger, but he seems to get even bigger. He went from a guy who was a top fighter in the world, a top pound-for-pound fighter to just about everywhere he goes, everybody’s like, ‘Hey, champ, you’re the greatest. You’re the best. Can I get you this? Can I get you that?’ It’ll get anybody a little bit tripped out. I think he’s kind of filling into the shoes that he’s become. I think he’s doing a great job with it. He’s really kind of come full circle. I think he’s handling it very well. He’s kind of back to his roots. It’s very nice to see because there were some times when it started getting a little crazy.”
Team Blackhouse manager and founder, Ed Soares, went on record over at MMAFighting.com recently and discussed his star athlete Anderson Silva.
During the interview he revealed that Anderson Silva is basically one of, if not thee, most famous man in his home country of Brazil.
The pound-for-pound king may not be the UFC’s biggest draw despite all his accolades, however according to the testimony of Soares, he is a hero in Brazil.