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FUEL TV's Legends Roundtable recently featured Mark Coleman, who reminisced about the night Mike Van Arsdale fought Wanderlei Silva, on 23 August 1998 at International Vale Tudo Championship 6: The Challenge.

“The Brazilian knew a little oil on the legs is gonna slow down the wrestlers," said Coleman. "So Van Arsdale has me go check on Wanderlei Silva. We got into the locker room and I pull the curtains back and he’s oiling his legs up right in front of me. I say ‘What the heck!?!’ And Wanderlei Silva doesn’t speak much English at the time, he says “Coleman! Coleman! It’s a fight, man! It’s a fight!” I said ‘Yeah, but you can’t do that!’”

“And I had to go across the ring and take a towel and wipe Wanderlei Silva’s legs off with a towel which is worthless because it ain’t gonna do nothing. But I had to do it because we figured out who Wanderlei Silva was real quick that night. Van Arsdale was throwing these side karate kicks, he was working with a karate guy, and I was like ‘I dunno if you really wanna do that.’ And he did it, but next thing you know, he got plowed and kicked in the head and the fight was over.”


Mike Van Arsdale vs. Wanderlei Silva
Coleman wipes off the legs at 1:25 mark.
Fight starts at 3:37 mark.
Karate starts at 5:01 mark.
MVA ends at 10:36 mark.

 


8/10/12 2:53 PM
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That Legends Round Table is a lot of fun. I enjoy it. Phone Post
8/10/12 3:00 PM
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 ^ early stoppage
8/10/12 3:02 PM
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SleepBomb -  ^ early stoppage

  Agreed. If he is aware enough to enter fetal position, he is aware enough to fight.
8/10/12 3:07 PM
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SleepBomb -  ^ early stoppage

Would have just gotten stomped worse. Awesome story from Coleman though.
8/10/12 3:22 PM
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I wonder if Wand kept greasing in PRIDE?
8/10/12 3:25 PM
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Wow great moment Phone Post
8/10/12 3:28 PM
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Would love to hear more behind the scenes stories from the old school vets...
8/10/12 3:31 PM
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didn't know that show existed... thanks... would love check it out...
8/10/12 3:45 PM
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sawdusk - didn't know that show existed... thanks... would love check it out...
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"Silva wS truly a murder at that time. However id love to see him try that on machida."

Lyoto would KO Wand sad to say

8/10/12 3:50 PM
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 for the rest of his leif, mva, thought i shouldnt have let him up
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 I remember the anticipation for that fight.  Wand was virtually unknown then.
MVA was undefeated, tearing up the Brazillian Vale Tudo scene and just subbed 'Gracie Fighter'  Joe Pardo in UFC.

Wand comes in and obliterated him.  I remember thinking.  'I should keep an eye on this Silva guy'
8/10/12 4:18 PM
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torquemada - That Legends Round Table is a lot of fun. I enjoy it. Phone Post
This!
Hope they do a ton of those. Phone Post
8/10/12 4:23 PM
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I want to hear some of Ken Shamrock's stories as well. Phone Post
8/10/12 4:30 PM
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Remember watching this. Round table is a great show concept. Phone Post
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torquemada - That Legends Round Table is a lot of fun. I enjoy it. Phone Post
This!
Hope they do a ton of those. Phone Post

 
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 Awesome to hear the story. lol, all the times I've watched this fight on tape I don't remember Mark wiping him down. Must rewatch to see if I have the same edit. lol
8/10/12 6:19 PM
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Gotta love the soccer kick to the back of the head of a downed opponent lol

Wanderlei fought some other wrestler that ended up hugging the ref for safety standing up just to stop the fight
8/10/12 6:32 PM
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They make it seem like the karate kicks are what did MVA in.. He was doing fine in the fight (using mostly his wrestling) until the knee to the body, which did him in Phone Post
8/10/12 6:47 PM
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Shows wand's true character...


what a cheater
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OneTesticledMoneyLaunderer - Shows wand's true character...


what a cheater

IT'S A FIGHT MAN! IT'S A FIGHT!
8/10/12 7:07 PM
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MOAR!

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