Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Steven Seagal was a pretty big martial arts film star throughout the 90s but nowadays you don’t really hear all that much about him.

He did resurface several years back and in the MMA world too no less after some doing training sessions with UFC fighters like Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida but it was unclear if they actually sought him out for his knowledge or if it was all just some elaborate troll.

Seagal also rubbed many people in the MMA world the wrong way when he took credit for Anderson Silva’s famous front kick KO win over Vitor Belfort – a move that almost every fighter was trying to pull off for a while after that.

Steven Seagal - where is he now?
Steven Seagal – where is he now?

Seagal claimed to have been the one who taught him that technique which is kind of strange as the front kick is a pretty basic technique in martial arts and Seagal’s martial art of expertise, Aikido, doesn’t really specialize in kicking techniques.

Nevertheless, Seagal did make some pretty cool movies back in the day like Under Siege, Out for Justice, as well as Exit Wounds which is quite underrated I reckon.

Check out the video below to see what the martial arts film star of yesteryear is up to these days and find out if he’s still working with any UFC fighters.

Steven Frederic Seagal (born April 10, 1952) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, director, martial artist, and musician who holds American, Russian, and Serbian citizenship. A 7th-dan black belt in aikido, Seagal began his adult life as a martial arts instructor in Japan; becoming the first foreigner to operate an aikido dojo in the country. He later moved to Los Angeles, California, where he worked as a martial arts instructor. In 1988, Seagal made his acting debut in Above the Law. By 1991, he had starred in four successful films. In 1992, he played Navy SEALs counter-terrorist expert Casey Ryback in Under Siege. During the latter half of the 1990s, Seagal starred in three more theatrical films and the direct-to-video film The Patriot. Since then, his career has shifted almost entirely to direct-to-video productions. [Source: Wiki]

Next: The 7 most broken noses in MMA history