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Old 04-28-2009, 10:15 PM
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The ’sources close’ to Anderson Silva apparently never told him …

… that he would help prepare former two-time foe, Rich Franklin, for his upcoming fight against his old Chute Boxe training partner, Wanderlei Silva, at UFC 99: “The Comeback” on June 13, according to Tatame.com:

“He didn’t said any word to me about it, but he’s gonna face a Brazilian, so it’s hard that something will happen. I don’t have anything against Franklin either Wanderlei, both are great fighters. In other situation, I’d train with him, for sure. My gym is open for everyone. Whoever goes there can have classes and I won’t have any problems if he decides to go there, that’s the sports’ globalization.”

That was fast. It’s not an outright denial, but his way of answering the question is interesting. Either the “Spider” is playing dumb to try and distance himself from training an American for a fight against a popular Brazilian fighter, performing damage control so his feud with the “Axe Murder” doesn’t hit Defcon 1 or there really are no concrete plans for “Ace” to enlist his services. The plot thickens … you decide.
Interesting...
Gotta wonder what is going on there????
I wonder why Rich would say he was going to work with AS when AS claims to not know about it.
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:30 PM
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Brazilians have alot of national pride i doubt he would do this

I remember filho would not train with chuck against wandy even though he hates wanderlei...
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:33 PM
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Interesting...
Gotta wonder what is going on there????
I wonder why Rich would say he was going to work with AS when AS claims to not know about it.
anyone have a quote of Rich saying he is doing it?
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Old 04-29-2009, 12:46 AM
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I'm glad to hear this. It gives Wandy a little bit more of a chance to win. I am relieved.
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:53 PM
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Brazilians have alot of national pride i doubt he would do this

I remember filho would not train with chuck against wandy even though he hates wanderlei...
yeah, they also don't translate well or something.

I remember Filho was like "I'm not a whore" or something?

it was pretty funny
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:01 PM
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The Brazilians like to keep the belts in Brazil. I dont think AS will train Franklin. To do so would be blasphemy
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:09 PM
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Screw the Brazilians. I hope we take every belt they have.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:12 PM
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The Brazilians like to keep the belts in Brazil. I dont think AS will train Franklin. To do so would be blasphemy
Right, that's why the Nogs have moved to the US & why Silva's moved to the US & why a ton of the Gracies live in Cali...so they can keep all the belts in Brazil.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:13 PM
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Screw the Brazilians. I hope we take every belt they have.
Haha me too.....They bother me most at the BJJ tournaments. When a brazilian guy is grappling and his instructor is yelling/coaching at him in portuguese its rather annoying >:O
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:14 PM
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Right, that's why the Nogs have moved to the US & why Silva's moved to the US & why a ton of the Gracies live in Cali...so they can keep all the belts in Brazil.
It's more ment keep the belt in brazilian hands not really the actual location of the belt.

And that is the mentality I spoke to Royler Gracie about it a couple weeks ago.
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