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Warning: Don’t Try to Act Tough While Sparring With Wanderlei Silva

(props: burchfootball3)

CagePotato reader Stephen B. writes:

"Not sure who I should send this to, but I thought you would like to see a video from an MMA seminar I went to this past weekend in Charleston, WV. Wandy was in attendance and after demonstrating various techniques, he began sparring with individuals. This was all going pretty well, being that most people understood that he was an animal and respected that at any moment he could destroy their ability to operate their limbs. That is, until a young upstart at the age of 16 chose to show off in front of everyone. It turned out less than favorable for him…Enjoy."

That 16-year-old kid is lucky to be alive after disrespecting Master Silva with his insolent turning side kick. The ensuing bear-slap is pretty epic, and you gotta love how the entire class groans when the kid starts into his Royce Gracie-style heel-chops at the 0:37 mark. I think everyone there learned a valuable lesson at that seminar — when Wanderlei Silva asks you to spar with him, don’t. A reverse angle of the video is after the jump.

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qwerty- January 31, 2011 at 9:07 pm
Then with a "BAM!!" and a "P00-RRAAA!!" Wanderlei took Steven's new puppy.
gila- January 31, 2011 at 10:45 am
Yeah maybe he should of busted out some of them old school Pride headstomps.
FaH Q NL15- January 29, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Ok first off your claim to sparring with VERY respectable fighters makes it sound skeptical, mentioning the fighters and being specific actually would be "cool".

Second the kid through a body triangle at the 50 second mark, watch the first video again.. so stop trolling pointlessly

You are right about Wandy. Though no one thought he was going max speed... at all
KarmaAteMyCat- January 29, 2011 at 7:43 am
I have to be honest. As someone who has sparred with some very VERY respectable fighters( I don't need to Name drop I'm not cool like that) That looked like Wandy was just going at the kids pace. If anyone in here for any reason thinks that was Wandys speed or max power they are seriously oxygen deprived and should dial 911 anytime during the reading of this post.

Whoever the said the kid had a body triangle is also retarded, thats called a closed guard. Come on you guys are MMA fans don't be retarded(a Hard feat to accomplish)

Some people are dense. Thats all this video is besides a simple sparring session wandy didn't try and knock that kid out or he'd be fucking out. Not to mention the light hammer fists HA. Seriously? He couldnt posted one leg and hit him with a stiff right and that would have been that. Ridiculous people claiming ridiculous shit.
SumDumGuy- January 29, 2011 at 1:45 am
jkdchef- January 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm
please stop this makes my head hurt. The kid did the right thing. He showed Wanderlei respect by treating his opportunity seriously but without malice and Wanderlei respected the kid by sharing with him his abilities without malice. On top of that in a sparring situation somebody has to do something to close the distance and engage the exchange, what was the kid gonna do take a liver or leg kick from THE AXE MURDER!? And to step up like that major balls. For the "bitch/bear/pimp" slaps; that's how u spar with young underage kids, what does it prove to for a senior instructor to closed hand strike a child in training, a slap is enough to convey speed & force in order to instruct and build the reflex that would counter/defend a punch. The triangle from bottom prevents the top from creating the space to strike and also sets up an armbar pass/sweep when they post up. The little heel kicks were just good active guard tactics to encourage a scramble. The dad was just being a dad trying to support his kid repeating things he had probably heard the instructors tell the kids in class during sparring sessions.
A forensic psychologist might say that there was a lack of supportive active parenting past/present, a general rudimentary understanding of the basics of martial arts training as well as confusion with the use of homophones in the English language, among the other postings.
RwilsonR- January 28, 2011 at 5:54 pm
What irritated me about this was Wand's inability to finish. I never thought we would see Wandy turn into a lay-n-pray fighter.
the chef- January 28, 2011 at 5:53 pm
Wanderlei reached back like a pimp and smacked a ho, then the kid's father jumped up and he started to shout so Wand threw a right hook and knocked his old ass out.

The boys from Chute Boxe are always hard
MMAMoneyLine- January 28, 2011 at 5:20 pm
A few things irritate me here. First off, I guess I can't blame the kid for giving it a shot. What is he expected to Wanderlei for 10 minutes and throw powder puff jabs that miss my 2 feet? I don't really see how he was "disrespecting" Silva, and even if he was he looked like he got worked over pretty good because of it.

Secondly, I love the tool bags in the crowd criticizing every move the kid makes. It sure is easy moaning and groaning and mumbling "oh man...what is he doing?" to your buddy when you're the one sitting and watching.

In closing, be sixteen and not aware of consequences...
RwilsonR- January 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm
In Wanderlei's defense, what you didn't see just before the video started was this kid was show disrespect for Brazil and for Nogueira brothers, you know.
Kim Couture is a cunt- January 28, 2011 at 4:40 pm
Ive been on this site since its inception and never post here on the front page, only in the forums. Watching this video I couldnt help but post here today.......anyways back I go, come join the forum one online.
Lysol- January 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm
Cecil Peoples had it scored 10-9 for the kid. Bitch slaps don't finish fights.
Darkside- January 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm
Sometimes, these things happen in West Virginia.
Dagnut- January 28, 2011 at 4:08 pm
I'm with Kim Coutures embarrassing..."go Cody".....those type of pageant pushing parents down the gym cheering their little brats on..please fcuk off home and let them learn some respect they way we all did...your not wanted or needed...theirs a respect based system that's been in place for 1000's of years with all marshals arts....I don't blame the kid and he got put in his place.
Who ever said they don't like sparring with teenagers is spot on..its a fcukin nightmare...When I was 18 and and 140lb I wouldn't of fcuked with a 34 year old 200lb man with 15 years under his belt cos he would of fcuked me up!! now theres no consequence for these little cunts...we're to afraid to properly fcuk them up......ah the olden days great days when you could beat up people weaker than you and get away with it...shit ive had a few rambling on here..i wouldn't fight wandy to be honest the little,fcuker should of got smashed
ghostboner- January 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm
@Rwilson - true dat. I can't really blame Wand, that kid did look like he might be trying to make a play on his lucky charms.
Stangman- January 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm
Imagine if he would have said something about Brazil in there
ghostboner- January 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm
I can almost smell the Natty Light on pops' breff wafting out the video and stankin up my screen.
RwilsonR- January 28, 2011 at 4:01 pm
@ danomite - I would have loved getting my ass kicked by the old, angry, caveman-looking Wanderlei. I'd just feel uncomfortable with the new, botoxed, Joan Rivers-looking Wanderlei.
dflash- January 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm
What a great opportunity for that kid. Anyone who trains and looks up to these legends would understand what this kid must be feeling. He had a friendly match with Wandy and got his ass kicked. At 16 that has got to be the highlight of his life. Maybe his dad's too.
fatbellyfrank- January 28, 2011 at 3:35 pm
@ Dano, yea, i'd say that kid would have a shit eating grin for some time, getting to spar with a living legend when your a 16 yr old , all win for me. The dad sounded like a fuckwit though
myklhoey- January 28, 2011 at 3:33 pm
" I reached back like a pimp and smacked da ho."
i miss pancrase
danomite- January 28, 2011 at 3:18 pm
If I were that kid that would have been the greatest day of my life. I don't know about the rest of you but I would love to get my ass kicked by Wanderlei Silva.
2DaDeath- January 28, 2011 at 3:06 pm
^^^ That's the downside of enrolling your kid into a McDojo when they're young. They learn all types of useless shit.
Kim Couture is a cunt- January 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm
Fuck I hate that kid and his pussy lipped dad. Fuckin dad corning his pussy son in a Seminar sparring match with a living legend, what an embarrassment. . Wand could have murdered that kid. The future of MMA folks, fuckin idiots. What kind of kick was that anyways, sheer garbage, maybe the kid should have enjoyed sparring with wand and learned a few things, like throwing a proper roundhouse/spinning back kick whaatever instead of being one of the true alltime homos ever to grace a viral MMA video. Fuck that kid and his dad.
Lane31- January 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm
That's my boy! The father is cheering him on like he's fighting for the title.