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Watch out for Steven Seagal's secret weapons...

split decision2011-02-09 02:17:22 +0000 #1
So Anderson Silva is crediting Seagal for the front kick that put Vitor on his butt.

Seagal says he's teaching it to a few other Brazilian fighters. What do you think the odds are we see another front kick KO anytime soon, or did Silva just execute it to perfection?

It was impressive but I thought Anthony Pettis' flying kick with the assistance of the cage against Ben Henderson was much more dynamic. Does Seagal have one of those in his repertoire?

Hmm, what else does he have in his bag of tricks (and please don't say chocolate bars or cookies)

Here's what Seagal had to say about the front kick to Ariel Helwani:

I've learned sort of a variation of that (front kick) in Japan, probably 30, 40 years ago, and I've been perfecting it all these years. It's not exactly cut out there, it's just something that I created that's a little bit different. I thought Anderson could learn well because he's sort-of a natural born athlete, has very quick hands and feet, and his kicks are good to begin with. So I started teaching him kicks that I thought he could really hurt people with.

In practice, he was knocking other people out with body shots, and at that point I knew he was going to start making these kicks work.

Nobody knows the kick. I'm teaching it to Machida, Anderson, and a few other Brazilians, but we haven't really used it much yet. I haven't shown it to many people yet.


thehughes12011-02-09 02:33:14 +0000 #2
Seagal is a tool that is latching on to Silva to make himself feel like a tough guy. That interview he did with Ariel was almost unwatchable.
dhk19802011-02-09 02:58:01 +0000 #3
that fat ass can even lift his leg at this point to demonstrate that kick??
WEREWOLF2011-02-09 02:31:52 +0000 #4
Seagal must not have known that technique when 60 something Gene LeBell choked his ass out.
IchiTheKiller2011-02-09 03:58:24 +0000 #5
i really don't get why the **** he is saying he tought Andy that kick. He has been throwing that kick for a long time. Hell, in one of the ufc games, or maybe both i don't remember, thats the only high kick he can use. Unless you can do a regular head kick with his other leg, i forgot...For some reason I always use the same button for head kicks and was like why the hell is this the only high kick he can do lol
Onion2011-02-09 04:06:16 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by thehughes1

Seagal is a tool that is latching on to Silva to make himself feel like a tough guy. That interview he did with Ariel was almost unwatchable.

Yeah, it was awful.

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