Immediately after Anderson Silva knocked Vitor Belfort into bolivian with a front kick, Steven Seagal was interviewed by Ariel Helwani, and took credit:
"Right before he walked out, I said, 'Stay away from him for the first two or three minutes. Just kind of get him frustrated and then fake low and come high and do that kick that I've been teaching you and kick him in the head or the face.' He did exactly what I said and exactly what I wanted to happen, happened, and I was very proud of him."
The MMA world issued a collective "WAT?" and tried to determine whether or not it was a high level troll, or if Steven Seagal really believed he had developed a secret kick, or, if Silva was playing along with Seagal to be nice, or, maybe, if Silva actually learned a secret Aikido kick and used it to stop Belfort for the first time in The Phenom's career.
Below Bas Rutten weighs in with his thoughts:
Never ever seen this, wow, haha
From now on, that's the weapon to watch out for from Silva, almost no hip movement so u couldn't tell it was coming
Seagal now claiming he taught Silva that kick? And he REALLY believes this? wow, again, WOW!
I bet u he really believes what he says, its the funniest thing ever, EVER!
thought it was a skit first, like Saturday night live, but then realized it's not. "He contacted me to teach me deadly stuff", Haha, tears!
He taught him a front kick to the face? he invented that? Nobody else knows this kick yet? What planet does he live on? OK, lets NEVER talk about this again, lets NOT do this, I WILL address it ONCE on Inside MMA though, but that's it. Party on!
I saw Ariel having a smirk on his face, that's why I really thought it was a joke, I am not kidding, Inside MMA is coming up! Hahahaha!!