Anderson Silva exercise lands on viral gym fail video

Friday, January 29, 2016

InfiniteElgintensity is an attorney, and avid PC gamer and lifter, who in his spare time trolls ego lifters as well as fitness fads and the gurus who promote them. Some people laugh, others cry. In his latest gym fail video highlight, he included one of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva wearing an Elevation Mask, and doing some unconventional exercises on a Smith machine.

Regardless of the merits of the exercise, ‘The Spider’ has by far the least odd clip in the entire video. And he is the Greatest UFC fighter of All Time.

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Silva fights Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night London on Feb. 27. Bisping recently appeared on a media conference call to promote the fight.

“For me obviously Anderson [is] a legend of the sport,” said Bisping, as transcribed by Tristen Critchfield for Sherdog. “He was a longtime middleweight champion and this is a guy that I wanted to fight for a long time. Of course I wanted to fight him when he was the champion. But this is the biggest fight outside of a world title fight right now. Anderson is still a massive name; he’s still a huge draw. I have a lot of respect for him as a fighter. I always wanted to test myself against him; I knew I could beat him. I’m very excited about this fight.”.

“Anderson has always done some fantastic things. He really has captured the imagination with his striking techniques and just his fights in general. If you break it down throughout his career, a lot of the fighters [he faced] weren’t all that: Patrick Cote, Stephan Bonnar. Some of his wins weren’t the best wins ever. He fights Chris Weidman; he lost twice.”

“I’m just going to utilize a lot of movement, fight my fight and take it to him. A lot of people when they fought Anderson, they were scared of him. They were beaten mentally before the fight started and you could see that in their performances. Diaz wasn’t scared of him at all and you could see that it threw Anderson off. You’ll see the same in this [fight]. I’m gonna give him the respect he deserves, but I’m not gonna be shy; I’m not gonna cower away from this guy. I signed this contract to fight this guy, to beat him, to knock him out and end his career.”