UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has discussed his desire to box in the past. Now, as the Summer Olympics prepare to head to Silva's native country of Brazil, it appears that "The Spider" has started pondering the idea again.
In a recent interview with SporTV, Silva discussed the prospects of possibly competing for an Olympic medal.
"It would be a challenge in my career, and I'd like that," Silva said. "Participating in a competition like this is something really lacking for me."
Boxing or taekwondo were mentioned as the obvious choices for Silva to compete in. His name has also come up in discussion for a potential super-fight with UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
- Strikeforce Adds Pair Of Bouts To September Event
- Three New Matches Announced For UFC On FX: Browne Vs. Bigfoot
- Jay Hieron Had No Second Thoughts About Taking Jake Ellenberger Match At UFC 151
- Tim Sylvia Believes He Would Defeat Daniel Cormier
- Shogun Rua On Brandon Vera Fight: "I Know I Could’ve Been More Prepared"
- Cody McKenzie Already Calls Out Frankie Edgar For His Featherweight Debut
- Ed Soares Says Anderson Silva Has "Never Turned Down A Fight"
Get more great MMA news and analysis over at Fightline.