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Following Anderson Silva's epic knock out victory over Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, the media was buzzing about the fantastic kick that lead to the finish. Fans around the world were in awe as Silva lifted his left leg, and extended his foot to the jaw of his challenger, dropping him as a result. During the post-fight press conference Silva made the startling statement that action film star, and seventh degree Aikido black belt, Steven Seagal helped him perfect the kick.
In the following video, Seagal takes credit for inventing the kick, and teaching it to Anderson Silva:
I'm thoroughly convinced that Steven Seagal is the inventor of not only the lethal high front kick, but the inventor of a time machine. No ladies and gentlemen this is not science fiction, this is reality! After the jump, we hear from Seagal's mouth when he started working with Silva, and point to irrefutable evidence that Seagal does, in fact, have a time machine.
Karyn Bryant speaks with Steven Seagal post-fight at UFC 126:
First, Seagal states that he's worked with Anderson Silva for a year and a half or so. The video mentioned was in filmed during the lead up to Silva's title defense against Chael Sonnen. This is important to keep in mind. This quote though, I found interesting:
I don't really keep track of space and time...
Why space AND time? I'll tell you why, because he has a time machine! Now, on to the destruction of the idea that Seagal taught Anderson Silva this kick.
Here, is the final moment of Silva vs. Belfort:
Now, exhibit A:
This photo comes via Sherdog's UFC 97 training pictures with Anderson Silva, putting the photo's date somewhere in early 2009. Although not quite as high as the chin, this is the same kick as the one that ended Vitor Belfort's night at UFC 126. Note the placement of Silva's arms. The left is pointed down, while the right sits at a 90 degree angle.
If you like where this is going, check out Exhibit B, and my final analysis over at Cageside Seats!