Anderson Silva discussed the front face kick that ended Vitor Belfort’s night during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “As far as the kick goes, the last time I did my training camp here, I was training at Black House with Steven Seagal, and he helped me a lot with that kick. He perfected it. I did that kick for a long time, and he actually helped me perfect it. That was a thing we were working on right before I stepped out. Even there, Steven kind of corrected me on a few things.” That was one of the most epic things I’ve ever seen. I was pretty, in the arena, when said kick went down. The crowd erupted like something I’ve never seen or heard before. Dana White is absolutely right, being at the fights is an experience you can’t explain. As for that kick, just wow! The difference between Anderson Silva and the rest of the fighters is that Silva will look everywhere for knowledge, including Steven Seagal. Wise move. Anyone who questions Silva’s #1 spot on the P4P list needs to wake up.
On his site, PaulLazenby.com, Paul Lazenby asked Chael Sonnen for his thoughts on Silva’s UFC 126 victory over Vitor Belfort. “Thank you, Anderson, for revealing yet another weakness for me to exploit in our rematch. Beating that poor punching bag doesn’t impress Uncle Chael, guy. You tipped your hand like a chump poker player at a $5 table in Atlantic City. You may have beaten Vitor, but in the process, you LOST your edge. By beating that husk, you gave me the last page of your playbook. Revel in your time, [because] it ENDS the night you face me. I will mow you down like autumn wheat, AGAIN.” Of course this would be his response. He just needs to shut up. His time in the limelight has passed. If he thinks he’ll be able to replicate what he did the first time, should he get a rematch, he’s sadly mistaken. Silva is too good.
A leading candidate to host the potential superfight between Anderson Silva and Georges St. Pierre is the Rogers Centre in Toronto, where UFC 129 will take place. However, Dana White also said Cowboys Stadium is a possibility. “It makes sense that we’ll do a stadium show. It totally makes sense. If there was ever a fight that we were going to do at Dallas Cowboys stadium, this would be the fight.” This fight will sell out anywhere. And I’m tired of GSP getting “home field” advantage. Besides, Dallas has the amazing screen.
According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, Jason High has signed a multi-fight deal with Strikeforce. The 29-year-old picked up his fourth straight win since being cut from the UFC. This is a pretty good signing. High is good, and it’s unfortunate that the UFC cut him after one loss.
Rashad Evans talked to ESPN2′s MMA Live about his training partner Jon Jones replacing him against Shogun Rua, and if he’d fight him shoud he win. “I’m still not going to fight Jon. I will always find something to challenge myself. I will go up to heavyweight or down to middleweight. But I will not fight Jon.” Heavyweight? Nah. Middleweight? That would be interesting.