Anderson-Silva-UFC-148-pre-press-002-478x270UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has accomplished everything there is to accomplish in mixed martial arts. He has raised the bar and made us redefine what is considered greatness.  He has become the standard that all future fighters will be compared to and ultimately judged by. 

Silva (33-4) puts his undefeated UFC record and middleweight title on the line on Saturday against challenger Chris Weidman (9-0), but to Silva it’s just another fight.

“A fight is a fight, and this is another fight,” said Silva on a recent media conference call.

The 38-year-old Brazilian superstar has nothing left to prove and fights because it’s what he loves to do.

“Whatever I should have already done in the sport I’ve done.  Win or lose, I’ve already done everything there is to do and now it’s just a matter of doing what I love to do,” he said.

For Silva, the challenge isn’t his next opponent.  His challenge comes from within.

“Every new fight is a new challenge, and it’s really going to be up to whoever is better prepared and whoever feels better that night.  Win or lose, a loss and a win are always walking side by side, so that doesn’t really matter because I’ve been doing this since I was eight years old and there’s always new challenges.  There are always new things.  My biggest concern is going out there and doing better for myself.  I’m not concerned with what my opponents do.  I want to better myself and I want to overcome anything that I have,” said the champion.

“I don’t really train to think about my opponent.  I train to do what I do best and what I’ve been doing since I was a kid, which is fighting.  I train to overcome myself.  I train to satisfy myself, not to satisfy anyone else, so I’m not thinking about my opponent.  I’m thinking more about myself and overcoming myself and getting better at what I do,” he added.

Weidman, however, is only beginning to make his mark and establish his legacy.

“Weidman’s been wanting this fight for a while.  I’m sure that he’s going to be very well prepared and he’s going to be able to show on July 6 how bad he really wants this,” said Silva.  “For me, it’s to go out there, and regardless of win or lose, I want to go out there and do my job and I want to return home to my kids in one piece.”

Silva’s legacy is set no matter the outcome at UFC 162. He has a job to do and plans to do what he’s done for as long as he can remember.

“Everything extraordinary I could do in my career I believe I’ve done, and now it’s a matter of clocking in and doing my job and keep on fighting and doing what I’ve always done.”

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