It’s been a while since Anderson Silva has had any flights of fancy, so we were probably due for something like this:

The 2016 Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro, and may have an enhanced Brazilian delegation including Anderson Silva . At the launch of the second edition of his book “The story of a champion in the ring and in life”, in São Paulo, the world champion of the UFC middleweights revealed in an interview with SPORTV.COM, he wants to compete in the Olympics and cited as boxing and taekwondo possibilities (see video at right).

In the 15 minutes he talked with reporters before starting the book signing, the only time he smiled broadly was whiling speaking about the Olympics. Anderson said he trained boxing for a long time, and his teacher Minotauro is a black belt in taekwondo.

“It would be a challenge in my career, and I’d like that. Participating in a competition like this is something really lacking for me, being an Olympian. I do not know if I would get used condition, the medal would be like the belt a consequence, but it would be great,” the fighter said.

Yeah, you get to that. Right after you fight Roy Jones Jr and head to heavyweight to take on Frank Mir.