Anderson Silva on BJJ training for UFC bout, plus sparring footage

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Former middleweight champion of the UFC, Anderson Silva is slated to fight again Feb. 11 versus Derek Brunson at UFC 208, in New York.

In a press event held last week, Silva practiced his grips and BJJ techniques alongside Ronaldo Jacaré in Rio. Afterwards he talked to journalists and updated Graciemag on his ground game.

Silva said he makes a point of always training in the gi to refine his ground positions. He also commented on the squashings he gets from his teachers.

“I had been training in Curitiba with the students,” he said. “When I came to Rio de Janeiro I got squeezed by Master Rodrigo Minotauro, by Master Ricardo de la Riva… It was like I was inside a tsunami.”

Watch the video to catch some of Silva’s public training session, as well as the full interview given in Portuguese.

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