Anderson Silva took some time recently to visit his local BOPE training academy. For those who are unaware, BOPE is Brazil’s hardcore paramilitary police unit – more like the military really than police. Except this military routinely operates in civilian areas fighting the drug war.
This isn’t the first time we brought up BOPE. Everyone’s favorite underdog Paulo Thiago is a member of BOPE as well. So if he ends up beating Jon Fitch, you’ll know the score: Thiago is like all the action movie cliches rolled into one, but for real.