Who Is UFC Fighter Wanderlei Silva?

Learn about UFC fighter Wanderlei Silva from kickboxing champion Phil Nurse in this Howcast video.

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My name is Kru Phil Nurse. I run a Muay Thai-style fighting gym in New York City called The Wat. We have some of the world champion fighters that trained at The Wat. If you want to find out more about The Wat, you can contact us at thewat.com. Today we're gonna be talking about the UFC. Wanderlei Silva, very good stand up fighter known for a lot of his stand up and what he introduced into the Pride days when he fought against Rampage Jackson was the Thai clinch and using the plum. He used the plum to clinch onto Rampage Jackson and threw pretty devastating knees to the face, to the body, actually broke some of Rampage's ribs in some of those fights. They fought twice and I think both times on those fights that the stand up portion of Wanderlei's arsenal actually helped him win the fight; using the Thai clinch, the plum, which I'm going to show you with Nicholas. He actually held Rampage Jackson here and beat him a few times with the knees and actually broke some of his ribs in some of those fights. Wanderlei, very tough, aggressive fighter comes in the ring to fight; or comes in the octagon to fight. He doesn't go in there; you know, he's not one of those fighters who's gonna move around and use the octagon. He's coming in there to fight. So you know when you see Wanderlei Silva fight, there's gonna be action, fireworks, some powerful knockouts if he connects.

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