It isn’t easy being Anderson Silva‘s training partner… During a recent training session in preparation for Chris Weidman at UFC 162, Silva had reportedly became upset and walked off in the middle of his training session after accidentally knocking his sparring partner and friend out cold.
The story goes like this, according to Brazil outlet Portal do Vale Tudo (Portuguese), Silva was simulating situations in which his guard would be down (Bonnar knows about that) and he’d be dodging strikes. On the counter it seems that Anderson got the better of his sparring buddy. Here’s the translation, thanks to bboeker29 of Reddit.
“In the final stretch of training for the long-awaited title defense against Chris Weidman, on the 6th of July in Las Vegas, the sparring workouts of Champion Anderson Silva are on fire. Scheduled to travel Los Angeles on Saturday (22), where he should make his last week of training, Anderson is back to old form. Just ask his teammates from X-Gym, who helped Spider to make five rounds.
As usual, the champion moved a lot, let his guard down and allowed a few hits enter to simulate an unfavorable situation, he recovered in time to dominate the action and win the round.
Even requiring all the fighters at sparring to use shin guards and head guards, the Spider could not avoid an incident in the last round, when he landed a kick to the head of the partner who get knocked out.
Worried, Anderson immediately stopped the training to help the partner. The fellow came to himself, but Anderson, visibly upset, stoped his workout immediately and went to the locker room. “He hates it when these fatalities (injuries?) happen with teammates, so he left upset and didn’t even spoke with Minotauro, who came here today to watch his training,” said coach Ramon Lemos.”