On Dec. 28, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will rematch Chris Weidman, the man who took his belt at UFC 162 in July. The fight marks one of the most highly-anticipated fights in recent memory.

Recently, The MMA Corner’s Aline Baktchejian Djehdian spoke with Brazilian filmmaker Camila Rizzo, sister of former UFC fighter Pedro Rizzo, who has produced a behind the scenes video of Silva’s training regimen for the upcoming fight.

Below are versions in both English and Portuguese, as well as the aforementioned video (courtesy of Camila Rizzo).

English

Rizzo talked about the production of the video:

“I always liked to do behind the scenes videos to show this unknown side of the sport. The audience sees the fight, but they don’t always see the hard work of not only fighter, but a whole team. And the moments of relaxation show the synchronization of the entire team. If I could assign a phrase to this video would be: ‘Choose a job you love and you will not have to work a day in your life.’ -Confucius

“That was the feeling I had watching Anderson train. He trains listening to music, dancing, focused, having fun,” said Rizzo.

Portuguese

Rizzo falou com a nossa equipe sobre a produção do vídeo:

“Eu sempre gostei de fazer vídeos sobre os bastidores para mostrar esse lado desconhecido. O público vê a luta, vê o resultado de um trabalho duro não só do lutador, mas de toda uma equipe. E os momentos de descontração mostram bem a sintonia de toda equipe. Se eu pudesse atribuir uma frase a esse vídeo seria: ‘Escolha um trabalho que você ame e não terás que trabalhar um único dia em sua vida.’ -Confúcio

“Foi essa sensação que eu tive vendo o Anderson treinar. Ele treina ouvindo música, dança, se concentra, se diverte,” disse Rizzo.

Photo: Anderson Silva (Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)

About The Author

Aline Bak
Staff Writer, Brazil

A native of São Paulo, Brazil, Aline began watching MMA with her father during the heyday of Pride in the early 2000's. Her passion for the sport soon turned to the UFC not long after. After attending UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro and UFC 146 in Las Vegas, Aline was asked to recount her experience for Tatame—one of Brazil's biggest media outlets—and thus began her writing career. In addition to her work for The MMA Corner, she maintains her own site about MMA.