Oh how I love Steven Seagal, the self-centred, sagging potato sack, aikido grand-master. He very much is a martial arts wizard and I can’t take that away from him.
What I will take away from him though is his assertion that he taught Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida the front face kick that they used to knockout their respective opponents with. I will now proceed to discredit his statement,
“There is a signature kick that I’ve taught them that they’ve knocked champions out with and won world championships with.”
- Anderson Silva didn’t actually KO Vitor Belfort with the kick. Silva still had to follow up with a few ground punches.
- Belfort wasn’t a champion at the time as he challenged current champion Anderson Silva for the middleweight title.
- Lyoto Machida already knew the kick as this video shows: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsvmP7ybpRs.
- Machida did not win a world title with the kick
Check out the interview here: