Anderson Silva has shown he can box recently, but he continues to show that he is also a first-class human being.
The Brazilian knocked out Tito Ortiz in the first round of their competition last weekend and he did so with a devastating hook.
However, after the fight, Silva gave up his first-class plane ticket to Ortiz’s girlfriend after the airline made a mistake, Ortiz revealed.
“He actually just gave up his first class ticket to have Amber sit here,” Ortiz said. “The airline messed up and Anderson Silva gave up her seat to Amber to sit next to me.
“Anderson Silva, you’re the man, man. I appreciate it, thank you very much. Incredible man, nothing but respect. Even after the fight, he gave up and let Amber sit here. Thanks, Anderson, I appreciate it. Crazy respect, man.
So the Spider knocked him out and made sure his girlfriend came home in style? Talk about winning in style.
And that’s all after Ortiz told Silva he was going to hurt him when they met in the ring as well. But Silva stayed away from the chatter and let her hands do the talking.
This is not the first time that Silva has shown her class. When Chris Weidman broke his leg at UFC 261 earlier this year, Silva was one of the first people to reach out to the American and offer him support.
It’s pretty amazing because Silva broke his leg against Weidman eight years earlier at UFC 168, and Weidman didn’t offer him such support.
Silva is a wanted man after his last victory. The 46-year-old also beat former world champion Julio César Chávez Jr earlier this year and fight fans are now curious as to how far Silva can push his boxing skills.
However, UFC President Dana White doesn’t think Jake Paul will call him.
“I f ****** guarantee it; you won’t see Jake Paul calling Anderson Silva.
“What I ****** promise you. (Silva has) his height, and he’s really good. He’s old, that’s what Jake Paul likes to fight the old guys.
“He likes to fight old people who are too small and who are absolutely, positively stranded.”
Paul countered White’s comments by calling for a fight with Jorge Masvidal.