Not only is he quick in the octagon, but UFC welterweight Erick Silva shows he’s quick behind the wheel.
Silva took some time out of his schedule to enjoy some time racing a red Ferrari around the track at Exotic Racing in Las Vegas, and his heart rate was beating with 500 horsepower.
“My heart was accelerating together with the car,” Silva said. “It was great, I enjoyed it a lot.”
But don’t expect Silva to become a professional race-car driver any time soon; he’s got business in the cage first. On Oct. 9, Silva fights Dong Hyun Kim in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 29 in Sao Paolo. The fight is considered a pivotal welterweight match-up.
Check out the fight card below and enjoy the video above.
UFC Fight Night 29
Maia vs. Shields
Oct. 9, 2013
Jose Correa Gymnasium
Barueri, São Paulo, Brazil
Demian Maia (18-4) vs. Jake Shields (28-6-1, 1 NC)
Erick Silva (15-3, 1 NC) vs. Dong Hyun Kim (17-2-1, 1 NC)
Thiago Silva (15-3, 2 NC) vs. Matt Hamill (10-4)
Fabio Maldonado (19-6) vs. Joey Beltran (14-8, 1 NC)
Raphael Assunção (20-4) vs. TJ Dillashaw (8-1)
Rousimar Palhares (14-5) vs. Mike Pierce (17-5)
Hacran Dias (21-2-1) vs. Rodrigo Damm (11-6)
Ildemar Alcantara (19-5) vs. Igor Araujo (23-6)
Yan Cabral (10-0) vs. David Mitchell (12-3)
Prelims on GRACIEMAG.com:
Iliarde Santos (27-8-1, 1 NC) vs. Chris Cariaso (14-5)
Alan Patrick (10-0) vs. Garett Whiteley (5-0)