Well, Steven Seagal has once again lost a bit more mystique in the martial arts world. It seemed the aging actor’s prominence was on the rise again after appearing to coach top ranked UFC fighters like Lyoto Machida and Anderson Silva. However, and unsurprisingly, that may have all just been a PR stunt.
In a recent interview, Silva finally clarified the situation, saying that Seagal never really trained him. This is of course contrary to what Seagal has been saying, including a claim that he had both invented and taught the front kick to Anderson Silva.
“Steven Seagal is good man, Silva said. “There’s no coach, no train me, but is good man. Just a good person, that’s it.”
“Yeah, I train the front kick for long time. I start to train martial arts for long time ago. Steven Seagal showed me the movement, the little movement, but don’t teach me this kick. Because I working hard for this kick for long time in my life.”