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We like that Anderson Silva beat Chael Sonnen at UFC 148 on Saturday night for three main reasons. First, he’s a great fighter and he deserved it. Second, someone needed to shut Sonnen up. Hard. And third, it means we’ve gotten to hear more from the brilliantly nutty Steven Seagal.
Seagal, the legendary martial artist and action movie star, has been training Silva for a couple years now, teaching Silva his “secret, nasty stuff” (his words, not ours). Even though Seagal has been the punch line of the UFC lately, he’s clearly doing something right; Silva is the reigning middleweight champ, and he credits Seagal for his brutal front kick.
In this pre-fight interview with our Andreas Hale, Seagal predicts Silva’s victory and disses Sonnen, saying that his trash talk is “an embarrassment to the human race (and) to any martial artist.” Although the Silva-Sonnen rivalry was fun to watch, we have to agree that it’s nice to see Sonnen eat his words. And it looks like we have Seagal, in part, to thank for that.