What if I told you the baddest man on the planet was going to probably make you tear up at home today? UFC Middleweight Champion, and the pound for pound best fighter on the planet, Anderson Silva surprised a young fan in the hospital that is currently in a wheelchair after having surgeries on his legs. The boy was elated to see Silva and immediately burst into tears. When Silva learned that the boy had the same condition as Antonio “Minotauro” Rodrigo Nogueira, Silva told the boy he would have the doctor who helped his team mate contact his doctors to help out. Below is a loose translation, but the video sort of speaks for itself. Silva also gave him some signed stuff, and promised to train with him when he was back on his feet.
Transcription courtesy of MMAJunkie:
“Let me tell you something: You’ll need to do something very important for everyone,” Silva says. “You’ll have to work hard so you can get better very soon. ‘Minotauro’ had the same problem, and he’s fighting again. Got it? So you have to work hard. I talked to the doctor. He’ll talk to ‘Minotauro’s’ doctor to see if she can help you too. That way you’ll get back to training as soon as possible. OK? Cool?
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