UFC Quick Quote: Dodge tennis balls, fight like Anderson Silva

"It helps. I practiced it for many years and do it with my children, my daughter and the smaller one, João, for them to acquire reflexes. It’s a play in which you take the reflexes and it works out many times. Obviously everything that happened was instinct and other things like technique is God's gift."

-- UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva tells BrasilCombate.com that he attributes a portion of his "spider sense" to the ability to dodge oncoming tennis balls at a high rate of speed. Perhaps the next 185-pound contender -- whether it be Nate Marquardt, Dan Henderson or Vitor Belfort -- should ditch the heavy bag and start playing whack-a-mole. Could the key to the crown be finding a training regimen that is an unconventional as his?

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