Originally Posted by initial_zen
As far as legacy.. maybe, but it is a long long ways away. But as far as how he was viewed, i doubt it. Fedor had this unstoppable, inhuman, aura around him. Silva is the closest thing to that right now, if it wasnt for his management etc. it might have surpassed fedors imo.
Silva could have made a helluvalot more money and resonated a ton more hype if learned to speak English fluently, but he didn't have to and chose to take his own path. Good on him.
I don't give two fucks if someone doesn't speak the same language as me, but Silva would have been marketed much better than Fedor ever was if he wasn't so stubborn. Genius generally comes with a stubborn nature though.