It is rare that we seem to get revealing, sincere and engaged comments from former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva in the quick-hit, superficial interviews that he’s grown used to and apparently tired of over the past seven years or so. However, a video of Silva conducting an intimate seminar in the London three weeks ago shows “The Spider” in great form.
The future hall of famer takes his time working with the students, carefully answering their questions in English about fight tactics, techniques and opponents. Anderson is talking about the thing he loves and does so expertly – fighting – with people who themselves train and who are informed and interested in learning from him. Guess that’s the secret to getting good stuff out of Silva, huh?
Check the video out to see Silva break down his favorite positions on the ground from off his back and detail how he pulled off some of his best moves. Also, he does all of it in glasses and a sweater. Baller.
Anderson Silva gets his chance at revenge against Chris Weidman in December, of course. Weidman shocked the world with a second round KO of Silva to end the Brazilian’s historic streak as UFC middleweight champion this past summer.
The two have been on a world tour recently to promote the rematch. Silva has seemed more aloof, relaxed with less tough guy posturing than usual, on the tour. We imagine that behind his stylish thick-frame glasses, stylish clothing and wide smile, however, Silva is seething with anger and motivation over his loss.
Do you think he has a chance at taking the belt back against Weidman, or should Silva have taken more time off to recover from his knockout?