UFC champion Anderson Silva shares a special moment with a kid in the hospital [Video]

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Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is a fierce competitor in the ring, but it is sometimes easy to forget about the heart a fighter has out of it.

Silva took time to visit one of his biggest fans who is currently suffering from a bone condition and is limited to a wheelchair in the hospital (via USA Today). It is a touching moment that reminds us how great of an impact individuals like Silva make out of the ring (and off of the field/court).

This moment between Silva and the young boy transcends all language barriers and will simply put a smile on your face. It’s moments like these that we wouldn’t mind seeing more of.