4/30/2012 6:24am, #1
Anderson Silva tried to murder his trainer
Anderson Silva released a biography last week and makes at least one startling revelation. Silva says he planned to kill his trainer several years ago, but was talked out of it by friends.
According to Fighters Only, Silva says he was going through a difficult time in his life financially. He was teaching jiu-jitsu classes, and the Chute Boxe coach Rafael Cordeiro did not want him to continue the classes. They had an argument in which Silva was slapped in the face.
Silva, upset, took a shotgun to where Cordeiro was and waited for the coach to return with the intent of shooting him. Luckily he had two friends with him who talked him out of the murder plan and nothing ended up happening.
Fighters Only says both Cordeiro and Silva’s son learned about the story for the first time last week. That had to be a pretty awkward moment for Cordeiro, I imagine. Can you envision being friends with a guy for years only to find out much later that he showed up ready to shoot you?
Good thing Silva was talked out of the incident otherwise the world may never have gotten to see his talents.
4/30/2012 6:28am, #2
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Damn, that's harsh. Overreacting much, Mr. Silva?
4/30/2012 6:59am, #3
I had just read that and logged onto BS to post it!
I don't know if this is something thats going to exacerbate the whole,"mma fighters are just one step away from being violent criminals" assholiness, or if its just going to teach the world not to slap Brazilians.
4/30/2012 7:00am, #4
Lol, the thin line between genius and insanity. The Yin to the Yang or something.
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4/30/2012 7:23am, #5
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The topic makes it sound like he tried and failed. Give Anderson a little credit, he only intended to kill his trainer.
Sounds like a lot of factors adding up to a bad situation. Money problems, someone trying to make it worse (intentionally or otherwise), an argument, a slap, plenty of Brazilian tempers to go around. That has to be awkward now but every friendship has its rough patches and some rough patches are more homicidal than others.
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4/30/2012 12:51pm, #6
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This is a great example of what can happen when you convince your buddies to not do really stupid things. He's gone on to become one of the most talented, well-respected fighters around, all made possible by his friends talking him down from ruining his life (and his trainer's). Don't be afraid to speak up when people are doing lethally stupid things.
5/01/2012 2:46pm, #7
hmmm...he needed a shotgun.
5/01/2012 4:58pm, #8
"Anderson Silva tried to kill Rafe the Sheep with a shotgun."
I shall have nightmares tonight.
5/01/2012 5:27pm, #9
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he was struggling to put food on the table. the whole chute boxe academy was notoriously corrupt and money hungry. if a man tries to rob you of your wages and slaps you in the face i dont know what else he could expect. imagine seeing your children starve ok? takes consequences up a notch from the typical american point of view which appeases disrespect and greed.
guys like shogun and wanderlei were from middle class and well off families. anderson was poor and black. his treatment back then is why he has such a chip on his shoulder.(maia,vitor)
5/01/2012 5:40pm, #10
Besides, he did not actually do it. Props to him for being so open about it.
Lol, at the next time they see each other.
Anderson: "Hey Rafael whats up, wanna practice some Joo Jitsu?"