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Anderson Silva at the UFC 126 post-fight press conference

A champion wouldn’t be a champion without the team that helps to get them there.

As dominant as Anderson Silva has been throughout his UFC career, the sports’ top fighter won’t take credit for his success without passing along the accolades to his coaches and team.

He also wouldn’t feel right celebrating his own win without including those victories by his close friends who also fought at UFC 134.

“I’m happy, my whole team this night, my master Minotuaro (Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira), Erick Silva,” Silva commented after his win at UFC 134.

The champion was of course paying homage to his teammates who were also successful in Brazil. Knockouts were a theme among the Team Blackhouse fighters with Anderson Silva, Erick Silva and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira all winning that way.

For Anderson Silva this was just the latest victory in a career of stunning wins. While Yushin Okami was absolutely no slouch, Silva was prepared to do what he did by the training he was prepared with before he ever stepped foot in the Octagon.

“I train for the best guys in the world. The best team in the world, Team Nogueira is the best,” Silva stated. “I train against Cigano (Junior Dos Santos), I train against Rafael Feijao (Cavalcante), (Antonio) Rogerio Minotoro (Nogueira), (Antonio) Rodrigo Minotauro (Nogueira). I’m training for the best guys in the world.”

With his record setting 9th consecutive title defense, Anderson Silva continues his reign as the best pound-for-pound fighter in all of MMA.

While his dominance cannot be denied, Silva will always continue to push himself and face the best fighters in the world.

So with names like Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson floating around as potential opponents, who does the Brazilian legend see as a real challenge?
“Next? My clone, yeah, my clone,” Silva said with a smile when asked who he’d like to face for his next fight.

It might take modern science and a really good clone to actually give him a challenge at this point because in the sport of MMA, there’s none better than Anderson Silva.

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