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Anderson Silva loves his action figures, so much so that he has an entire room dedicated to them in his house.

Silva, 47, is currently preparing to face Jake Paul in a boxing match after parting ways with the UFC in 2020.

The former UFC middleweight champion is set to throw down with the YouTuber on October 29, at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale.

In the latest episode of Showtime’s ‘All Access’, Silva invited a camera crew into his home in Los Angeles, California, where he showed off his impressive collection of mini action figures ranging from Muhammad Ali and Michael Jackson to Bruce Lee, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.

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He also owns hundreds of different characters from some of the best beloved franchises, such as DC, G.I. Joe, Marvel and Transformers, to name a few.

VIDEO: Anderson Silva shows off his impressive toy collection

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Why does Anderson Silva collect action figures?

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Anderson Silva takes on Jake Paul on October 29

Action figures have become something of a collectors item in recent years, with some fetching hundreds of thousands at auction.

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But for Silva, they remind him of his tough upbringing.

In the clip, he said: “Sometimes the people ask where do you spend money?

“Why don’t you buy cars or this and that? Because it’s not important for me. But this is so important.

“Spider-Man, X-Men, the new version for the Ultraman… Arnold [Schwarzenegger], [Sylvester] Stallone… G.I. Joe is my favourite because I have them for many, many years.

“When I was eight years old I started collecting them. My mum started buying them for me. Every month my mum bought one or two because they’re so expensive in Brazil. I think I have 6,000 figures. I’m a big kid. [Muhammad] Ali, Green Arrow, X-Machine… This one I bought in Japan.

“I like superheroes because life was tough for a poor young guy in Brazil and the superheroes helped me to follow my dreams. This is my room. I love this part. Everybody spends money on something. I spend money on my toys.”

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