Don’t ask me why Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida keep perpetuating the myth that Steven Seagal is teaching them ‘deadly stuff’ that’s been winning them fights. It’s either the best prank ever perpetrated by a fight camp or a result of some serious Marked for Death fandom.
Whatever the case, certain fighters aren’t impressed with Sensei Seagal’s newfound fame in the MMA scene. Here’s Ronda Rousey, who’s new thing seems to be threatening reality TV stars. Kim Kardashian recently raised her ire and now she responds to the Lawman star’s claim that her coach Gene LeBell is lying about a confrontation that left Seagal with a soiled pair of underoos.
“Would you ever admit it, A, and B, I mean, obviously the guy’s a liar. He told everybody he taught Anderson Silva that kick. I mean, seriously, the guy doesn’t have a very good track record,” said Rousey.
“No, [Steven Seagal is not legit]. “He’s Aikido. I mean, Aikido’s cool, but who in MMA does Aikido? Who has an Aikido background? ‘So and so coming to the cage is a world champion with a background in Aikido.’ You never heard that once. Have you heard that once? That’s for a reason.”
“It’s because Gene LeBell would destroy Steven Seagal again even as old as they are now. If they had like a super master-master division, Gene would still throw it down, man. I’d still put my money on him to this day.”
“I don’t want to give anyone another quote, alright, I’m going to give you another quote. I would beat the crap out of Steven Seagal.”
“If he says anything bad about Gene to my face, I would be forced to do something. I would have to make him crap his pants a second time.”
Also unimpressed with Seagal is Nam Phan, who took time out from celebrating his victory over Cole Miller on Saturday night to issue a challenge to the actor:
“That’s exactly what I said, I said ‘I want Steven Seagal. You next!’ No, [I don’t think he’ll respond] because he’s an actor. I’ve got nothing to prove with this crusty old man. I’ll call Gene LeBell for that. I don’t care that he doesn’t know who I am, but I know who he is and I think he’s a douche.
According to The Secret, if we think enough about a Gene LeBell vs Steven Seagal fight, the Laws of Attraction will give it to us. So think hard and long on that one, maybe with a condition that the match ends when the first person shits themselves. Considering Gene is 79 and Steven is 60, the fight might end up being shorter than Junior Dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez.