VIDEO | Friendly sparring session with Wanderlei Silva and kid quickly escalates

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was at one point in time considered the greatest fighter on the planet during the course of his reign as Pride FC champion. While Silva is no longer a champion, he is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated grudge match against Chael Sonnen on the first Bellator MMA Pay Per View this summer.

Wanderlei Silva

Ahead of that fight, some old footage has surfaced of Silva, presumably at a seminar, or another form of a training session with spectators, sparring with a young kid. While things start out as friendly, things quickly escalate when the young boy attempts to land a spinning back kick on ‘The Axe Murderer’ who quickly picks up the pace as things escalate to a full blown round of sparring.

Check out the intense, and even somewhat terrifying, video above of vintage Wanderlei Silva manhandling a student above!

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/5/2017.