Anderson Silva was understandably overcome with emotion after he emerged with a unanimous decision victory over Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in New York City – the first time he’d had his hand raised in over four years.
Fighting back tears, the Brazilian superstar launched into a rare speech in broken English rather than his native Portuguese, humbly admitting that he knew he was now too old and slow to be going up against the best UFC fighters, but that he still loved to compete.
It was a beautiful sentiment from the 41-year-old legend and there were even a few misty eyes in the crowd, but Silva wasn’t quite finished.
”Fight is my life…” Silva said with great sincerity.
If only he’d just left it there, but instead he reached deep into his soul, wrestled with his limited English vocabulary, and then solemnly declared…
“…Fart is my heart.”