Josh Silveira spent his entire life planning for a career as a professional fighter. He just didn’t know it.
“I guess growing up and watching guys like my dad and Vitor Belfort and Ralph Gracie and guys just growing up, I always felt like it was just a part of my life, like it was just like anything else – like eating, sleeping,” Silveira told MMA Junkie. “It was just like, this is what we do, you know? I just never knew that not everyone knew jiu-jitsu, and I just I didn’t understand it because it was just so common in my life and it was just there, you know?”
The son of American Top Team head coach Conan Silveira, Josh was never pressured to compete, but as he got older, he realized with his background, turning pro was at least an option.