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“I Love You So Much, I Miss…”: UFC World Including Alex Pereira Joins Anderson Silva’s Wife in Consoling UFC Icon Following Emotional “Text”

Published 02/19/2023, 3:50 PM EST

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Anderson Silva is a feared name in the UFC cage and the boxing ring. With 23 knockouts in his career, he was a dominating force in the combat sports world. Despite the tough appearance that fighters put up, they too have soft hearts and miss their family and loved ones. ‘The Spider’ is no different. In a recent Instagram post, the 47-year-old shared a heartfelt message for his father. The Brazilian lost his father in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three years later, Silva shared his heartfelt message for his deceased father.


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The post on Instagram gathered reactions from his wife and middleweight champion and fellow Brazilian Alex Pereira. Silva‘s message had an old video of his father applying sunscreen on his face while on a boat on a sunny day. He captioned the post with a message that read, “Hi dad, today I was looking at this video and decided to write this text, we are far apart but close always close in thoughts and in the heart… I love you so much, I miss our conversations, just know that I’m very proud of you…”

Continuing further, the 34-11 record holder wrote, “We are not perfect and no matter the distance or how long it takes to see each other, know that you are my hero, never forget that!!! Bad boys my elastic band Lolololol I love you”

Fans react to Anderson Silva’s emotional message

Silva‘s message saw a message from her wife, Dayane. She commented, He’s amazing, I love you”.

Middleweight champion Alex Pereira also sent his regards to Silva‘s father with a folded hands emoji.


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Another fan commented, responding to Silva‘s message, “Top warrior. Our parents are our best teachers and a lot of them are our best life examples”.

A fan who found Silva‘s message inspirational commented, “What an inspiring text man! Honor to our country is the principle of life, congratulations”


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Fans also agreed with Silva and thought it was good that he remembered his roots. The fan commented, That’s it. Never forget where we came from and who we are. Congratulations champion”


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Another fan remembered Silva‘s late father and commented, “UNCLE IS A PHENOMENO, LAUGHTER GUARANTEED”. 

Another fan had words Anderson Silva and his father Joao Silva and commented, “Father and son are legends”


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Silva’s father passed away in 2020 at the age of 77 due to complications from COVID-19. João Silva was a former police officer and was a major influence on Anderson‘s life and career. Anderson has often spoken about the impact his father had on his development as a person and a fighter. Who do you think has an influence on your life?

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Akshay Pallav

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Akshay Pallav is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his undergraduation from National Institute of Fashion Technology in Apparel Production, he has been a sports enthusiast all his life and has several medals at the University level across multiple sports including basketball, badminton, track and field. He aspires to interview Conor McGregor and Cristiano Ronaldo someday.

Edited By: Vineet Nandwana