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Anderson Silva Learned That Front Kick From Steven Seagal (Video)

by: JamieD On  Monday, February 7, 2011

Apparently Anderson Silva had a bit of help from a rather unlikely source during his title defense at UFC 126 this past Saturday.  That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.  After all, when was the last time you saw anyone use a front kick in the octagon?

So who does Silva owe a special thank you to?  None other than Steven Seagal, who says the kick that was responsible for knocking out Vitor Belfort in the first round was “just something that (he) created.”  Seagal claimed to have learned the kick 30 to 40 years ago in Japan and has been perfecting it ever since.

Seems like Silva, whom Seagal believed had the proper athletic ability to perform the maneuver, didn’t require quite as much time to perfect it himself.

Here is Seagal’s post-fight interview where he talks about the kick.

Hat Tip – [FanHouse]




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