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UFC: Anderson Silva Training with Dan Inosanto

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Anderson 'The Spider' Silva with 79-year old Master Dan Inosanto.

Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva with 79-year old Master Dan Inosanto.

By Ed Diokno

At almost 41-years of age, Anderson Silva is still a force to be reckoned with in the mixed martial arts cage. But lately, despite a record of 33-7, the wins haven’t come as frequently.

Following his controversial defeat to Michael Bisping, UFC’s Silva, hoping to hone up on his fighting skills, has returned to the ring for a training session with Dan Inosanto – the legendary kung fu Master who was one of the top students of Bruce Lee.

Silva thought he had beaten Bisping in London on Feb. 27 with a flying knee in the third round only to have the fight continue leading to an eventual loss.

That is when the Brazilian MMA fighter sought out Inosanto who is a master of several martial arts styles, including the style developed by Bruce Lee, Jeet Kune Do. Silva is a fan of Lee and Inosanto, a Stockton-born Filipino American.

Once almost unbeatable in the middleweight division, superstar Silva has gone 0-3 in his last four fights with one no-contest after he tested positive for banned substances.


Silva is preparing to fight fellow middleweight Uriah Hall at UFC 198 on May 14 in his homeland Brazil where he hasn’t fought in three years.


(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)

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