Even though he is facing multiple allegations of performance-enhancing drug use after his win over Nick Diaz at UFC 183, former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva wants to represent Brazil in taekwondo at the 2016 Olympics.
“Everyone knows that for a high performance athlete, the Olympic games are the dream of every athlete, and so it would be no different with me,” wrote Silva, according to a federation press release (via Google translate). “When I won the title of ambassador of the sport by president Carlos Fernandes, this feeling started to get even stronger and, in my country, the Olympic spirit made me very motivated.
“It will be a great pleasure to be part of this team and that gold has a serious institution, led by president Carlos Fernandes … along with his entire team. So I leave here registered my desire to represent Taekwondo and Brazil in Rio 2016 Olympic Games with all my esteem, strength and honor.”
Silva goes before the NSAC in May to see what or if he will be punished.