The late Brandon Lee once told a funny story about living in Los Angeles when some creep tried to break into his pad — only to get laid out via fists of fury. When the would-be burglar later protested, Lee deadpanned, “What did you think was gonna happen?”
We can probably same the same to the opponent of Thor Silva.
That’s because Thor is the son of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight smashing machine, Wanderlei Silva, who was known for his savagery inside the cage. “The Axe Murderer” has an obscene 27 knockouts across his storied mixed martial arts (MMA) career.
“I’m always training, and then one day I thought to myself, ‘Why am I training? Oh, I want to fight, I want to be like my father,’” Silva told MMA Fighting. “My dad inspired me to fight.”
The younger (and equally macho) Silva made his amateur Muay Thai debut last weekend in Santa Felicidade, Parana, Brazil, and won by way of first-round knockout, thanks to a crippling body kick that spelled the beginning of the end — in just 30 seconds.
Not bad for a teenager.