Posted On:8/15/2007 10:22pm
The Natural and The Axe Murderer
August 15th, 2007 · 17 Comments
MMA legend Wanderlei Silva hit the gym in Vegas today. He’s in town for the next two weeks from the Fizogen-Xtreme Couture in Wellington, Florida. Wanderlei is helping Randy to get ready for Gabriel Gonzaga.
Here’s what Randy had to say about working out with the Brazilian legend, “It’s great to have him in the gym. I’m anxious to pick his brain. To explore his training tactics and techniques. I’m also looking forward to building a rapport with him going forward. We had some good goes today. We were working out of half guard and the mount. He’s very tough in both positions.”
Wanderlei says he’s glad to be here in Vegas with “The Natural”. And that he’s impressed with Randy. “He’s strong on the ground. He has very good jiu jitsu and excellent stamina. He’s stronger than I thought.”
Wanderlei even made a prediction for the main event at UFC 74. “Randy is good for this fight. He’s ready. Very good boxing. He will win.”
As for his next fight, Silva tells us he’ll be stepping back into the Octagon on December 29th. He hopes it is against Chuck Liddell.
After the UFC 74, you can catch Wanderlei at the Fizogen-Xtreme Couture MMA Training Center in Wellington, Florida.
Of interesting note is that Wanderlei Silva`s Chute Boxe teammate Mauricio Rua will be fighting Randy Couture`s current stable mate Forrest Griffin at UFC 76.
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Posted On:8/15/2007 10:36pm
Style: Ex-Tiger KF, ex-SanDa
my money (none) is on Randy...that man knows how to train for fights. I'm still laughing about the Tim Silvia match...it's a mistake for anyone to write that man off....he's a beast.
Posted On:8/15/2007 11:43pm
Style: karate,MMA(between gyms)
Remember when the two of them fought?
THey all asked anderson silva who he thought would win.
And silva kept saying
i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens!
Posted On:8/15/2007 11:54pm
Style: karate / bjj
just for posterity's sake...
Originally Posted by wanderlei
Randy is good for this fight. He’s ready. Very good boxing. He will win.
BJJ wins again!
Posted On:8/16/2007 12:23am
Wanderlei Silva is SO gonna get flamed by Kid for that one. Poor guy.
Posted On:8/16/2007 1:52am
Style: Pekiti, ARMA, other stuff
Together, they fight crime.
Posted On:8/16/2007 6:01am
Style: Hiatus for Gen. Fitness
The Axe Murderer in my old hometown? I'm surprised, there isn't alot in the way of... anything really, in Wellington.
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