Steven Seagal: MMA Trainer?

Between shooting direct-to-video action movies, playing blues guitar, and dealing with a full-blown sex scandal, I didn’t imagine that Steven Seagal had all that much open space in his schedule. However, he apparently found the time to dabble in the world of mixed martial arts. Before you get your undies in a bunch, this isn’t dabbling in MMA the same way Hershel Walker, Jose Canseco, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and now WWE wrestler, Dave Batista have all dabbled with MMA to varying degrees.

No, SB Nation reports that Seagal, who is 58 years old and bloated, has been training reigning UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, in Aikido, in preparation for his upcoming title defense at UFC 117 in August.

Seagal may be overweight and cocky, and his hair isn’t fooling anyone, but from the looks of this video, he’s still got speed on his side, and could twist my neck shut without breaking a sweat.



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Brent McKnight lives in Seattle with his dogs. He likes beards, movies where things explode, and overcast skies. His three favorite movies are "Rubin and Ed", "A Bittersweet Life", and "Out for Justice". He wishes his knees didn't hurt. On Twitter @BrentMMcKnight

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/K3HFS6ROFUSXOWUVGOX2O7MOPU Waleed

    Steven Seagal is overweighted, but I admit he still has the moves! Also, I admit (through a personal experience) that it is not easy to fight an aikido guy…but the point is: I know who is Jean-Claude Van Damme! You can't beat his speed. You can't beat his power. Van Damme will probably deliver one Van Dammage kick to Seagal's knee; then, follows it with one of his super faster-than-light kicks (ura mawashi geri) on the face = au revoir, Seagal!

  • mikhail

    seagal still have some moves,but like waleed says: he cant beat JCVdamme

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKKEHVTRKBIT54PJQ6QAGQVO7U Fs or Gs welcome

    Spider is wearing my shirt !