Why did UFC champion Anderson Silva get slapped by football legend Pele?

19 June 2013 / 3 years 4 months ago

If you ever come across MMA fighter Anderson Silva, who is also the current UFC middleweight champion, you may think twice about even going near him, let alone share a space with him.However, football legend Pele had no such fear when he met Silva recently, and even went as far as to give him a slap across his face -- all in good fun, that is, reported 101greatgoals.The act was done for an commercial to advertise the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, which is a 'dress rehearsal' of sorts for the World Cup next year.For the campaign, Silva stars in a what-could-have-been video, in which the fighter looks out how his life would have turned out if he’d chosen football instead of cage fighting.In short, Anderson Silva made the right decision, as if he had chosen the Brazilian football path he would have ended up getting slapped across the chops by Pele.Check out the gallery below to see photos of some of Anderson Silva's UFC colleagues -- ring girls Kang Ye Bin and Jessica Cambensy

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