When is it OK for a guy to film himself lip-syncing R&B and then post the video on YouTube? Almost never. Unless of course you’re the greatest mixed martial arts fighter who ever graced the planet.
Anderson Silva has already shown he can do whatever he wants in the UFC’s Octagon. Now, he’s just owned the world of social media, too.
Yes, the former UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound king uploaded a video of himself mouthing the words to Jagged Edge’s “Goodbye” on Tuesday. And why not? Who’s going to tell him he can’t?
Silva, clad in a wifebeater and some sweat pants, appears to be a natural, like the next coming of Milli Vanilli. Except his people really did him a disservice. You’re saying one of the most popular athletes in Brazil couldn’t have gotten a headphone sponsorship out of this?
Silva, 37, should soon be starting training camp for his Dec. 28 title fight against Chris Weidman, the man who took his belt in July after seven years. We think we just found his entrance music.
The at-times enigmatic warrior has already professed an interest in doing Hollywood movies, which is why he’s been diligent in brushing up on his English. Maybe he’s just looking to diversify his post-UFC career.