Watch Anderson Silva, 46, KO fellow ex-UFC champ Tito Ortiz in first round and dedicate win to legendary Bruce Lee
ANDERSON SILVA delivered a surprising first round knockout to defeat Tito Ortiz.
The former UFC middleweight champion pulled on the boxing gloves to face his fellow ex-MMA star.
And ‘Spider’ wanted only one minute and 21 seconds to finish the competition.
The 46-year-old mentioned afterwards: “I skilled arduous for this battle and to present my respect to the boxing world.
“Now I go back home to continue training and… we’ll see.”
However, he appears to have hinted at retirement from the battle sport when he was requested if this was the final we’d see of him.
Silva replied: “Probably.”
Silva devoted his first-round KO to martial arts icon Bruce Lee.
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He mentioned: “The grand master Bruce Lee says, ‘Be water, my friend’. That’s what I did today.”
The left-handed Silva slipped a number of of Ortiz’s slowly delivered punches in a nook early doorways earlier than the conflict of the MMA legends exploded into life.
Silva turned Ortiz round and then drilled him with a proper hand earlier than unleashing two lefts that despatched Ortiz crashing to the canvas face first to the canvas.
Ortiz didn’t even make an try to get to his toes because the referee stopped the competition at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
The battle occurred shortly after David Haye had made his profitable return to the ring by simply defeating Joe Fournier.