Sometimes a kick is not just a kick.
Like Anderson Silva before him, Lyoto Machida used a fight-ending superkick to dim the lights for Randy Couture back at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto. He couldn't have done it without the secret techniques passed down from Master Steven Seagal.
And all the proof you need is right here inside the UFC Octagon.
There's a reason Sean Salmon failed to hurt Rashad Evans with his jumping Crane kick way back at UFC Fight Night 8 in January 2007. Well, besides the fact that he tried to land it from ten feet away, ol' Slammin' Salmon didn't have the proper technique.
Different ... deceptive ... hard to see ... and barley legal.
That's according to the man behind the mystery, Master Seagal himself, who tells Sherdog's "It's Time" radio show with Bruce Buffer there's more to come, including "different" elbows and punches.
"This kick, the thing that’s deceptive about it is that, the normal [technique] where you lift up your knee and you kick, this one I’m kind of trying to teach the guys to lead with the foot. I don’t want to say too much about it because I don’t want to give it away completely to the world. It’s different and it’s hard to see. It’s very difficult to see coming, and that’s how my guys have been successful with that ... There are some real different elbows. There are some real different punches. There are some real different entrances that I’m working on with the guys. There are some other things that I don’t want to talk about that you guys just haven’t seen at all yet. You haven’t seen it, but it’s legal."
enrollment at the Blackhouse MMA gym triples Silva and Machida keep winning fights, then how can you question the teachings of Seagal or discredit his techniques?
You can't expect the world's top pound-for-pound fighter and a former champion with a 17-2 record to just go out there and win fights by themselves, can you?
No matter which side of the fence you're on, Master Seagal sounds like he's here to stay. Is Jose Aldo the next fighter to be taken under his wing?