The Brazilian fighter has started looking at opportunities outside of the fight game and that includes taking part in government work in his native Brazil.
Silva has recently announced that he is running for a seat in congress as a federal deputy and that announcement was made via Instagram:
Está chegando nossa hora, como estou feliz com tantas demonstrações de apoio, estou colocando meu nome à disposição de vocês irmãos, não teremos adesivos, carros de som, muro pintado, ninguém coloca 100 para receber 50 -- se você ver o candidato gastando muito abra o olho, minha campanha será a campanha do Gandi, simples mais com ideal amor e honestidade dos amigos, manda essa foto pro seus grupos no Whats e quem quiser postar no seu insta, muito obrigado! Conto com vocês! Contem comigo! Veras que o Filho teu não foge à Luta ! --
Here is a translation of what Silva wrote, provided by Google Translate:
“It is our time, as I am happy with so many demonstrations of support, I am putting my name at the disposal of you brothers, we will not have stickers, sound cars, painted wall, nobody puts 100 to receive 50 if you see the candidate spending too much open the eye, my campaign will be the campaign of Gandi, simple more with ideal love and honesty of friends, send this photo to your groups in Whats and who wants to post in your urges, thank you! I'm counting on you! Count me in! You will see that your Son does not escape the Struggle!”
Elections are taking place this October in Brazil, meaning that Silva could be a part of the Brazilian government by the end of the year.
Bellator 209 takes place on Saturday, September 29 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on DAZN.