Anderson Silva really does want to be a boxer. Well, sort of. With an entourage at least a dozen strong at today's UFC 97 workout day in Montreal, he had the look of a Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Mike Tyson. One big difference, Silva's crew wasn't filled with a bunch of flunkies in charge of counting his money, wiping his brow, doing his laundy or driving his whips. The crew all sporting warmup suits that read, "Anderson Silva's Muay Thai College Producing World Class Martial Artists," went through 90 minutes of workouts with the UFC's middleweight champ.
That's an insane amount of time spent working out with the media present. Most fighters will go through a 5-10 minute warmup but Silva and Co. pushed hard for more than an hour. The crew included fighters like Andre Galvao and Rafael Cavalcante. When Silva finally met with the media, he was relaxed as always and clowning his translator Ed Soares.