“It’s a lie. It’s marketing. Like every actor from Hollywood, when Seagal saw Anderson’s success, he glued himself to him. Seagal’s movie career was down. It worked because he appeared in the media again. Seagal never taught Silva anything… For everyone who knows about it, it’s a joke… I was not rooting against Silva in this fight, honestly. I rooted against Silva several times, but not in this fight, because we Brazilians lost a belt when JDS, a great friend of mine, lost in December. Then Brazil eventually lost another… That’s was not rooting against him.”
In a recent interview with the Brazilian Media, former title challenger, Demian Maia, kept it real when asking about Anderson Silva and his training with Steven Seagal.