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Video: Silva Knocks Out Training Partner (Uncut in Slow-Motion)


Without question, the video released yesterday of Anderson Silva knocking out a training partner depicted in a video montage from a special on Globo.tv had drawn a good deal of controversy.  Some fans have insisted the knock out never happened, others insisted the blows to the head were light and completely benign.  And yet some others have even asked to see the full cut of the video.

We’ve sourced the original footage and cut down to only the key material.  Approximately 15 seconds, to which we slowed the action down 50% for you to get a good look at what’s happening.  What you see here is the footage, uncut from the original Globo broadcast.

Those of you in Brazil can watch the original program at the Globo.tv website.

When you look closely at the footage you can see a left knee connecting with his partners chin, briefly causing him to lose consciousness and fall against the cage, then to the ground.  Silva wastes no time in mounting his opponent and throwing (what seem to be) light blows to the head.  He continues with repeated strikes from the right, then left, then right, then left again before the video cuts to another segment.

Whether or not he stopped shortly after, the question remains, what the benefit of repeated left and right strikes to the head in this training session would reveal.  Consulting with various MMA trainers and Boxing coaches, all seem to agree that Silva could have easily stopped after the first few strikes to the head.  Even if it was purely to drive a point home.

That being said, this all might have been an elaborate publicity stunt.  Knowing he was performing for the camera during the Globo segment filming, he might have had an agreement to embellish in the training to drive a point home to his audience.  We can’t be certain of the intentions, but for those who are curious you now have more complete footage to scrutinize.

  • Andrew Michael Cross

    Silva would knock out a training partner and have it on video like its something to proud of. They guy is a joke and we all seen haw laughable he is when fighting a Real fighter (top Greag Jackson fighter/a person who trains with GSP and Jon Jons). I will watch him v.s Diaz bc that is the joke of the year, just a lot of waiving hands telling each other to come at each other and trash talk. they both need the other fighter to make it exciting and if they cant they fill it with trash talk to cover the lack of talent. dont get me wrong they are great fighters but not nearly what they are glorified as. its an insult to the GSP’s and fedor emelianenko’s, aka the true greats, to have these guys competing and headlining like this. Im just saying if there was a Bellator event i might watch that instead. Im more excited about the trash talk and bulid up more than the fight lol

    • I gotta say you do raise a good point about the comparison to GSP and Fedor. Truly some go the greatest of all time. If only we could get more athletes of their caliber entering the sport.

      • guest

        GSP retired just in time he nearly lost his belt to Hendricks. … GSP the true great at decisions! Fedor the greatest of all time in Pride! UFC vs Pride. … UFC win KO…lol Dan Henderson should of held his belt too!

    • guest

      Silva is a true great! One the most entertaining fighters! GSP also great at winning! Fedor was very great in pride! You can have critics for any of them, but I choose not to be one they were great Champions who gave it there all and have my respect!

  • Mondo

    Some people are really dumb.. At the end of the video, Silva is not still attacking.
    He’s slapping him in the face lightly with his left hand to keep him from completely blacking out. Same way once your knocked out cold, you need to be woken up so that you don’t slip into a coma. Why do you think when guys in the UFC get knocked out, the ref lays under them and props them up? They’re trying to keep them from going unconscious. He was helping to keep the guy from possibly getting it worse.
    Grow up.

  • Silva is an aggressive fighter, still my hands lay down for him.