At the Hard Rock LIVE at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, MMA legend Anderson Silva (3-1, 2 KOs) continued his boxing run with a brutal first round knockout of fellow UFC Hall-of-Famer, Tito Ortiz.
"I trained hard to show my respect for boxing," Silva said. "I continue to work every day to prove my respect for the martial arts and for Wing Chun and for Bruce Lee. The grandmaster Bruce Lee said, 'Be water, my friend.' That's what I do today."
Back in June, Silva pulled off a big upset when he traveled to Mexico and won a decision over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Against Ortiz, Silva was backed into a corner with the 'Huntington Beach Bad Boy' letting his hands go. Silva was avoiding most of the shots, before unleashing a three punch combination that began with a big right hand - and Ortiz went down out cold. With Ortiz unable to beat the count the fight was stopped at 1:21 of the round.
The big win opened the door for Silva to continue his boxing run by facing the likes of Jake Paul or Roy Jones Jr.
At the moment, the 46-year-old Silva is unsure of his boxing future.
“I’m so happy, my team and I worked so hard,” said Silva. “I just try to enjoy every single moment inside the ring. Thanks to God for giving me one more time to do my job.
“The training is tough and that makes me feel ready for everything inside the ring. The entire team pushes me every day. I prepare my body and my mind for war and tonight I won. I’m not sure what’s next, just to go home and be with my family.”