It would be fair to say that not everyone is sure what to make of Steven Seagal and his relationship to Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida and the rest of team Black House MMA (which includes Junior dos Santos, Jose Aldo, the Nogueira brothers and other great Brazilian fighters).
There are a lot of things that we don’t know, but what we do know is that—at least on the surface—both Silva and Machida are crediting Seagal with their head-kick K.O. finishes of Vitor Belfort and Randy Couture, respectively.
Speaking with UOL Esportes (courtesy of Fighters Only), the action movie actor promised that both fighters will surprise opponents with other techniques in the near future.
“I’m training other types of kicks, knees, elbows and strikes with them and I am also training their footwork. You have to wait for the new things which we’re working out,” he says.
Seagal revealed he has been training with other athletes from the Black House team, but the actor would rather not to speak about details of the trainings, “I’m teaching other fighters but it is something secret,” he concluded.
While many in the MMA community are poking fun at any significance Seagal could in fact bring to the table, third time’s a trend. Next up for team Black House MMA is Junior Dos Santos who will face Brock Lesnar in the Octagon at UFC 131, June 11.
While Dos Santos is known more for his boxing prowess, do not put it past the hard hitting heavyweight to try something flashy. Dos Santos released this video of him perfecting the Anthony Pettis “Showtime kick” and he actually looked surprisingly dexterous in doing so.