Wanderlei Slva splits with S&C coach

by John Joe O‚ÄôRegan | source: graciemag.com

One of the best known partnerships between MMA fighter and physical conditioning coach has come to an end. After a little under four years of working together, Wanderlei Silva and Rafael Alejarra opted to head their separate ways.

The two even shared a home in Las Vegas when the former Pride middleweight champion first moved to the world capital of professional fighting. The dup also worked hard on setting up Wand’s academy in his adopted home.

No official announcement has been made as to who will take Alejarra’s place in Wanderlei Silva’s physical conditioning preparations, nor what the next step the Brazilian trainer will be.

Beyond Silva, Alejarra has worked with Demian Maia, brothers Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, among others.

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ChokeEmOut site profile image  

12/12/09 11:14 AM by ChokeEmOut

 Maybe it was overtraining but yes he looks stiff as a goddamn board out there, if he cannot fix that. He is done! I'm tired of seeing my favorite fighter degraded and losing to people he should destroy. Lately he just plods forward stiff, tenses up before engaging..the Franklin fight was ri-goddamn-diculous.

Paul Thatcher site profile image  

12/12/09 11:09 AM by Paul Thatcher

Alejarra is opening up his own studio in San Diego & will be working with the Nogueira brothers, Junior Dos Santos & Damian Maia.

Auswilliam site profile image  

12/12/09 10:15 AM by Auswilliam

ttt 4 when the gf isnt sleeping

PJ Benn Fan site profile image  

12/11/09 5:03 PM by PJ Benn Fan

 Yeah hes pretty short and I like that he tries his best with english. Always a cool guy. I have never heard a fan having a bad experience with him! He will always be my favorite fighter. Yes even above BJ in case the troll otherwise known as JDoucho decides to pop his worthless ass in here again for no reason!

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

12/11/09 4:54 PM by RyannVonDoom

 Nice. I was there and got to meet him again since my radio show was on right after.. he has shoes that make him taller I swear. he's always such a cool guy.

PJ Benn Fan site profile image  

12/11/09 4:52 PM by PJ Benn Fan

Yeah it was great. Wanderlei is such a cool guy to the fans.  I did a seminar and he made sure to roll with each and every person who attended. The guy is my favorite fighters by far.  

PJ Benn Fan site profile image  

12/11/09 4:50 PM by PJ Benn Fan

Once again, why are you bringing BJ up in a thread that has absolutely nothing to do with him? Again, your the biggest nuthugger on this forum so fuck off twat! I hear GSP calling you now to trim his ball hairs. Better run before Firas, Tj Grant, and GSP force you to get bukkakeed by them. Shoo fly!

RyannVonDoom site profile image  

12/11/09 4:31 PM by RyannVonDoom

 Intro was PWN. haha Did you hear him talk about being stabbed? was fucking crazy hearing him talk about it. I met him right after.. the "don't touch me asshole" story was fucking pwn too.

JDolo site profile image  

12/11/09 4:18 PM by JDolo

 After all the extreme amounts of over hype Wanderlei got for his S and C program, it's should be funny to see how his nuthuggers spin this one.  Wont quite be as bad as when BJ splits from Marv the messiah, and Messiah is never heard from again in the sport of mma.

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12/11/09 4:15 PM by maopitbull