25 Nov 2008 07:03:43 AM
(Wanderlei Silva makes the most of his recess time. Check out the full gallery from "The Axe Murderer’s" training session at Combat Lifestyle.)
Ricky Hatton’s conditioning coach says "Rampage" Jackson will be in the best shape of his life for UFC 92, but get a look at Wanderlei Silva, who also seems to have upped his game since relocating to Las Vegas. Could the third meeting between these two old foes be the best one yet?
Well, some of that will depend on whether Rampage decides to fast before the fight or not (personally, I recommend eating food), and whether Silva still has his number in the Thai clinch. But seeing both these guys revolutionize their training and diet before their third fight just goes to show how far the sport has come in the last few years: from guys known only to hardcore fans, training at obscure gyms, to TMZ-caliber celebrities and world class athletes with the best coaches and playground equipment money can buy.
Rampage had better be training just as hard as Silva is. Beyond just showing up in good shape, he’ll need some extra help to get over the psychological hurdles if he’s going to beat the man who put him face-first through the ropes four years ago. Something tells me "The Secret" just ain’t gonna do it.