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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 12:33 PM Thread Starter
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Anderson Silva Wants Chuck Norris for His UFC 168 Training Camp

According to Fighters Only Magazine, Anderson Silva has decided to add a new coach to his camp for his rematch with Chris Weidman: Chuck Norris.

I had a nightmare with Weidman, but I dont fear him. He is determined, but has two arms and two legs just like me, Silva said. Now Ill bring Chuck Norris [to my camp]. Ill bring both, Chuck Norris and Steven Seagal.

It is a curious move in light of Silva's recent loss at UFC 162. One would have assumed he would want to bring in an Olympic wrestler or otherwise-qualified ground fighter. Instead, Silva has chosen another celebrity martial artist to complement his use of Steven Seagal. quoted Damian Maia in a July interview on Brazilian television, as the former contender stated that he and others in the MMA community saw the Seagal and Silva connection as a sort of publicity stunt.

It's a lie. It's marketing. Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson's success, he glued himself to him. He was down on his career and made it up again. It worked because he appeared in the media again. He never taught Silva anything ... For everyone who knows about it, it's a joke.
If Maia is correct, then Silva appears to be doubling down on the joke.

To be fair, Norris is accomplished in his own martial arts career. In 1968 he defeated Louis Delgado to win the Professional Middleweight Karate title. Norris held the title for six years. He is also the first Westerner to hold an eighth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Silva utilizes the style in his fights, so it is possible Norris will be able to assist the middleweight in his already extensive striking game.

Time will tell if Silva's interest is genuine. For now, the move will likely perplex MMA fans more than endear Silva to them.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 12:47 PM
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I'm glad the spider's taking his rematch seriously.
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Weidman is gonna get the ghost of Jim Kelly. Shit just got equalized.
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Oh Andy...

I really hope he learned about screwing around too much. It sure doesn't seem like it.

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Oh man, I can just imagine in the internet will be awash will chuck jokes if Silva reclaims the belt with Norris in his corner.

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This is highly amusing.

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Wonder if the article has not been translated to english...

Anyone saw the news that he was moving his camp to Thailand for the 2nd Weidman fight?

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This might be the funniest thing I read all day.
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post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-06-2013, 05:50 PM
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Weidman will summon the ghost of Bruce Lee and kill Good 'ol Chuck all over again.
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...... in real life I would be honored to train with Chuck

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