Coach to both Silva & Belfort picks Silva

by Guilherme Cruz | source:

One of the most experienced Muay Thai coaches in MMA, Frenchman Daniel Woirin, is currently responsible for the preparation of Dan Henderson, who will face Renato Babalu next Saturday, but he keeps his eyes on the title fight of the middleweight division of UFC, between Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.

“I trained them both and I can’t wait for this fight to happen. It’ll be a great fight, with two MMA stars on it. The favorite, in my opinion, is Anderson, but everything can happen when it comes to Vitor”, bets Daniel. In commenting on the victory of Anderson Silva over Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 Daniel saud “Anderson came changed for that fight, with no timing and distance timing, but he proved that even on a desperate situation he can shine, and that what makes a truth champion."

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In a previous interview Woirin said:

"I also traveled with (Vitor) when he fought Cage Rage 31... He’s skillful. Nowadays things are professional, one day you may train a fighter and on the next day to be training the fighter that will fight against him, it’s not like before with closed team. Everything changes, we’re professionals."

"Vitor Belfort is an excellent fighter, no one can miss this fight, but I think Anderson has more weapons. He’ll come more prepared... Brazil can’t miss this fight. We don’t know if it’s going to have knockout because it’s really hard to say, but what I can say is that is going to be a beautiful fight to see because they are two great fighters."
"Vitor is dangerous, on the ground or standing up. He’s a complete fighter and we have to be careful on everything, there’s no easier situation. We have to prepare to everything when it’s about Vitor Belfort."

 "I think he will try to exchange standing because he has a good boxing, but it’s hard to preview."

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tags: UFC   Anderson Silva (detail)  Vitor Belfort (detail)  


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Snarl Snatch site profile image  

12/6/10 3:42 AM by Snarl Snatch

I think Belfort will beat Anderson and then lose to either Okami or Chael.

EatonBeever site profile image  

12/6/10 3:37 AM by EatonBeever

 Belfort will beat Anderson and then lose to a guy like Misaki or Trevor Prangley.

Snarl Snatch site profile image  

12/6/10 3:31 AM by Snarl Snatch

So...he picks Silva...with a bunch of qualifications, and says Belfort can still win.

The Persian Devil site profile image  

12/6/10 3:24 AM by The Persian Devil

I trained under Woirin for a month, he is a extraordinary muay thai instructor.