I would have loved to be at King’s MMA for so many of these great sessions.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that Wanderlei Silva is my all-time favorite fighter. His run in Pride was nothing short of combat perfection and win, lose or draw, he’s going to give it his all each and every time. I was in Las Vegas for Pride 32 when Dan Henderson knocked him out, and to this day, I don’t forgive Hendo for his crimes.
In this great video, we see wrestling icon and gold medalist Cael Sanderson stop by King’s MMA and get a lesson in Jiu-Jitsu and striking from the fine folks there. Wanderlei Silva and he work out and the video is pretty glorious. I always believed that Cael could have made the transition to MMA and been very successful. He certainly had the major block needed for success, a strong wrestling game. Maybe he doesn’t like getting hit, we’ll never know.
He did certainly find a field to ply his trade. He is a VERY successful wrestling coach at Penn State, having won seven team national titles. Enjoy the video, below.