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Wow, what a fight last night between Vitor Belfort and Anderson "The Spider" Silva.
Silva maintained his stranglehold on the middleweight division, defending his belt for the 8th time with a spectacular front kick knockout in the 1st round.
Belfort didn't seem to see the kick coming,
"He faked to the body and kicked to the head," Belfort said. "Anderson's a great fighter."
Actor Steven Seagal accompanied Silva to the ring and in a post-fight interview with Karyn Bryant was very vocal about having taught him the kick that won the fight.
"I couldn't have been happier because right before he walked out I said stay away from him for the first 2 or 3 minutes... just kind of get him frustrated and then fake low and come high and do that kick that I've been teaching you... and kick him to the head or the face. He did exactly what I said and exactly what I wanted to happen happened." Seagal said.
While I have no doubt Seagal has a relationship with Silva and probably trains with him, it's very unusual for a trainer to try to take credit for a victory like Seagal seemed to do.
Seagal went on to say it's a kick he learned 30-40 years ago in Japan and he's since been perfecting it.
Do you believe Silva learned that knockout kick from Steven Seagal?