Anderson Silva’s son, Gabriel Silva is following in the footsteps of his father as he secured a confident TKO victory in his combat sports debut.
MMA veterans have paved the way for the next new wave of prospective fighters, and one of the greatest rewards is being able to pass the baton on to a family member. In this case, Silva gives the honour to his son, who won his first ever Muay Thai fight last Saturday, June 15 at WCK 35 in southern California. The young Silva beat his opponent, Nick Navarro during the second round in a light heavyweight bout.
Anderson Silva went on to post the proud moment on his Instagram account. The English translation of Silva’s comment read:
‘This is your achievement, my son. It is proof that every dedication has its recognition, it’s the fruit of much struggle and determination, it is only the first step to a life full of merit, you can be sure !!! Now it’s [time to] focus, keep training hard, the secret is to always do it for love !! Congratulations … I’m proud, I’ve seen a lot of myself today in you, I’m happy and I think the certainty that I can really stop is closer! I love you Son … Bad Boys’.
Gabriel Silva also added his own comment in a post on his account, thanking those who have supported him:
“Thank you, everyone, for the support…
I will remember this night for the rest of my life, I’ve learned a lot from it, and I will continue to grow. ‘WE’RE GOING FOR ANOTHER 20 YEARS.”
As Anderson Silva questions his future in MMA and the possibility of retirement draws closer, the career prospects of the next Silva generation look promising. Will Gabriel Silva transition from Muay Thai into Mixed Martial Arts? Only time will tell, but stay tuned on BJPenn.com for all updates.
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 6/19/2019.