What is Anderson Silva's net worth? Former UFC champ reveals fight with Jake Paul is not about money

What is Anderson Silva's net worth? Former UFC champ reveals fight with Jake Paul is not about money
Jake Paul and Anderson Silva are about to take to the ring (Alexandre Schneider/Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images )

Anderson Silva, 47, is one of the greatest and most successful names in the mixed martial arts circuit and is fondly nicknamed "The Spider." He’s been a hot topic of conversation now that it is revealed he will be fighting a much younger opponent- the YouTube sensation Jake Paul.

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This fight is slated to happen on October 29th and will bring Silva a whole lot of money- not something that Silva seems to be short of. Up until 2019, his fights generated at least 10 million pay-per-view sales. So with much bankability to his name, it is curious to wonder- what is his net worth?

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According to a report by SBNation, Silva recently revealed that while he doesn’t mind the money, his primary reason to take up the fight was to feed into his still-growing love for fighting and competing. Silva said, “People think the money is important, but it’s not. I don’t need it anymore. Sure, I’ll make some money with the fight, because it’s my job. Don’t do something just for the money, though. Work because you’re passionate about it. That’s what I did and that’s why I’ve been successful my whole life.”

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How much is Anderson Silva’s net worth?

According to LADBible, Silva is valued at a whopping $18 million with his exploits in the ring in MMA. He’s held the UFC Middleweight title longer than any other fighter. He recently ranked #7 in the top 20 richest MMA fighters in the world and has 4.4 million Instagram followers as well.

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Fight with Jake Paul

Talking about his next fight with 25-year-old opponent Jake Paul, Silva said, “Many people say Jake Paul is not good, that he’s not a good striker. To me, a fight is a fight. I’ve been training hard to win this one. I’m not looking at this like it’s an easy fight for me. Every fight is dangerous when you step into the ring.” "The most important thing I have is my experience,” Silva added.

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Further describing his love for new challenges in the ring, the UFC champ said, “Experience is something Jake doesn’t have. I love the challenge. That’s the secret for me. I’m coming into this fight to prove my respect for the community. I won’t lose. Nothing will affect my legacy. I’ve worked hard for many years in order to do something like this for my fans. It’s another fight, another challenge for me, but it won’t affect my legacy or my career.”

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The fight is set to take place at the Desert Diamond Arena and air globally on Showtime PPV.

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