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Anderson Silva says he was never knocked out in training, was knocked down in early September

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GLENDAL, ARIZONA - SEP 13: Anderson Silva speaks during Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva press conference at Gila River Arena on September 13, 2022 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Former UFC champion Anderson Silva has said he has never been knocked out in training and vowed to knock out Jake Paul when they meet Saturday at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Former UFC champion Anderson Silva said he misspoke during the fight. interview with MMA Weekly in September, in which he claimed to have knocked out twice in sparring. Silva, who will take on social media star Jake Paul in a boxing match Saturday at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, said in a statement that English is his second language.

It’s unclear who allegedly knocked him out, though he trained with 2020 Olympic champion Hebert Conceição of Brazil. The interview was made during a media tour dedicated to the announcement of the fight, which took place on September 12-13. It was published this week.

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In a statement released by Most Valuable Promotions, Silva promised to knock out Paul on Saturday.

“After reviewing the reports and worrying about me, I would like to clarify two important things. First, I have NEVER been knocked out in sparring. – the fourth action that occurs in sparring.

Secondly, this sparring that I mentioned was at the beginning of September. The interview with MMA Weekly was taken on September 13th and for some reason published only this week. So it wasn’t recent.

More importantly, my training camp was great. I’m fit and ready to fight and the only knockout people have to worry about is the one I’m going to deliver to Jake Paul on Saturday night.”

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Silva has a 3-1 score as a professional boxer and in 2021 he defeated ex-world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former MMA champion Tito Ortiz. He was 34-11 in MMA and held the UFC middleweight title for nearly seven years.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEP 12: Anderson Silva poses for a photo between Jake Paul and brother Logan Paul during Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva press conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on September 12, 2022 in Hollywood, CA.  (Photo by Harry Howe/Getty Images)
Anderson Silva (center) poses with brothers Jake Paul (left) and Logan Paul at a press conference in Hollywood, California, September. Silva will face Jake Paul on Saturday. (Photo by Harry Howe/Getty Images)
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Source: sports.yahoo.com

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