Steven Seagal Tells The World He Taught Anderson Silva And Lyoto Machida Their fight-Ending Kicks

It’s some time since we’ve seen Steven Seagal in MMA circles, but apparently his hiatus hasn’t changed his belief that he is the man behind some of the most spectacular KO’s in UFC history.

Appearing on ‘Jimmy Kimmell Live’ this week, the actor implied that Anderson Silva’s front kick knockout against Vitor belfort and Lyoto Machida’s flying front kick KO of Randy Couture were both down to him.

“I am teaching Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida,” he tells Kimmell. “I show them, you know, a lot. Not everything I know, but I show them punches and what we call Ashi Sabaki, which means how you move with your feet, how you enter, hand angle, joints, but mostly I’m teaching them kicks and punches.”

“There is a signature kick that I’ve taught them that they’ve knocked champions out with and won world championships with.”


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