Anderson Silva Kick KOs Training Partner

Posted on June 21, 2013, 09:48 AM by Mike Drahota
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It appears that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is indeed training hard for his July 6th bout with number one contender Chris Weidman. Although some had thought the champ to be taking his hyped opponent with a grain of salt, Brazilian website Portal do Vale Tudo reports that Silva is training so intensely, he knocked out his sparring partner with a kick this week.

The two were wearing full headgear and leg guards, but apparently that’s not enough to stop the striking power of ‘The Spider’. The kick reportedly came as a counter strike when Silva’s training partner was allowed to land a few blows with Silva’s guard down.

Silva was also upset by what transpired, comforting his sparring partner before leaving practice due to the knockout. The champ’s good friend Minotauro Nogueira was close by to oversee Silva’s training, and the two legends talked the situation over after the fact according to Silva’s coach Ramon Lemos:

"He hates it when these accidents happen with training partners. So he left upset and even spoke with Minotauro Nogueira, who came here today to watch his training."

This situation could be taken as a simple training accident, or it could be a testament to how hard Silva is training to silence the critics that believe Weidman will take him out at UFC 162. And there are many of them. The champ seemed to handle the situation with class, but it seems that he’s near his peak and that’s a dangerous prospect for any fighter. Will he nail Weidman with a similar counter strike?


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  • MAMBA24ILL
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    Chris, you're next!!

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  • dana&patrick; star are 1 person
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    Im sorry for anderson he's stand up is good but he cant use it because anderson silva will be fighting off his back and he's gonna be TKOd by weidman via elbows and strikes.

    Reply 10 months ago
  • HolyGrimace666
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    @dana&patrick; star are 1 person

    thats like saying Weidman is going to win via dry hump. Weidman should stand and bang. theres a difference between Weidman winning the fight and Weidman beating Silva.. a big difference.

    Reply 10 months ago
  • enjoylife321
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    If i was sparring Silva, I would be wearing a full face motorcross helmet and body armour.

    Reply 10 months ago
  • Entity
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    lol, Enjoy comes in all squeeky in his suit of armor and a knight's sword and still loses 8P

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  • steve1723
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    "This situation could be taken as a simple training accident, or it could be a testament to how hard Silva is training to silence the critics that believe Weidman will take him out at UFC 162."

    ...or it could be Silva and his camp playing with the media a little bit.

    Reply 10 months ago
  • Entity
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    Oh well that settles it, no need for them to fight lol.
    Training partners get KO'd it's just part of the game.

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Yep, he is motivated. Good Luck, Weidy.

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  • Entity
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    lol UDG, you're Silva's biggest fan....carry on sir.

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    Thank you!

    Lol - I think I am his number one fan minus the creepy stuff.

    What's not to like, though?

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  • SatelliteMan
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    Sounds like his training partner perhaps tagged him, the Spider got pissed and sent him into space.

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  • cranestyle
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    Incredible that in this day and age of non-stop video analysis, no footage of this exists.

    Another Brazilian website also reported that all woman in Rio are hot, Brazil has already won the 2014 Word Cup and Chael Sonnen is the spawn of Satan.

    Some guy said "you know it's true, because we Brazilians are famous for being unbiased".

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  • cranestyle
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    "And being able to take a joke!"

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  • Brian Cox
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    Is there any video of Anderson taking a training partner down and then pounding him out?

    If not, there's probably loads of that from Chris Weidman's camp. I should see if I can get some.

    Reply 10 months ago
  • IChokePeople
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    Weidman is doomed. Not because of this but just because he is doomed. He's just one more notch on Andy's belt.

    Reply 10 months ago