Anderson Silva Set to Make $250,000 from Burger King at UFC 148

Jordy McElroy@ IJune 23, 2012

Anderson Silva is definitely having it his way at Burger King.

According to, the fast food juggernaut is expected to dish out a whopping 500,000 Real ($250,000 USD) just to stamp its logo on the reigning middleweight champ's UFC 148 fight shorts.

For that much money, some fighters would get the logo tattooed on them.

Silva and Burger King combined forces for a pair of commercials in 2011. The above video was the first commercial released by the duo.

"The Spider" shows off his "vocal cords" by honoring a BK Stacker with a rendition of Minnie Riperton's hit song "Loving You."

A number of fans and upcoming opponent Chael Sonnen have ripped Silva in the past for being aligned with Burger King, but for this kind of cash, even "Uncle Chael" would have to soften his stance a bit.

Silva is widely regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, and his Octagon success has led to multiple opportunities outside the cage, including deals with Nike and Budweiser.

His willingness to branch out should be admired. Along with welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, Silva is paving the way for future fighters to land lucrative deals with mainstream sponsors.

Keep on laughing, as Silva continues to sing his way to success.