Silva Criticizes Former Coach Regarding Viral Video
Former coach of Anderson Silva, Diogenes Assahida recently went viral for a video of him attacking an ex-student. Anderson Silva was not very happy to hear about that.
In a video that went viral on Brazilian Social media, Assahida is seen attacking Ulisses Teodoro in front of his muay thai school. According to Assahida, he felt disrespected by Teodoro. Teodoro recently left the team, but was walking in front of the gym wearing a shirt for his new team.
In the video, re-posted by Guilherme Cruz, you can see Teodoro walking with someone when Assahida approached. He then proceeded to assault Teodoro, striking him, and even pulling guillotine at one point.
Treinador Diogenes Assahida se vangloria de agredir um ex-aluno que, segundo ele, teria falado mal dele após trocar de equipe — e ter passado em frente à sua academia usando uma camisa do outro time. Pra ele, mereceu a agressão. Lamentável.
Segue o vídeo que viralizou: pic.twitter.com/BnlPeydr2B
— Guilherme Cruz (@guicruzzz) April 9, 2019
Following the incident, Assahida took to Instagram to explain his outburst, in a video which is now private. Here, he would talk about the respect he demands from his students. After the incident, Teodoro went to the authorities and filed charges.
Another former student of Assahida, Anderson Silva, had some thoughts on the incident. During media day in Rio de Janerio, Silva spoke on the man who trained him for his championship bout against Rich Franklin. He expressed that while he had never had an issue with Assahida, it was unfortunate to see.
“it’s sad, because when you’re titled a master you have to give the example no matter if your student leaves the gym or not. If he continues or not. He has to follow his own path. The moment you open a gym, and you pass your knowledge forward, you can’t stop this student from creating his own path. Unfortunately, each person has his own views and opinions about it. It’s an unfortunate fact.”
Anderson Silva now trains with the likes of Rogerio Camoes, Luiz Dorea, and Ricardo De La Riva. He has an upcoming bout with Jared Cannonier, at UFC 237 in Brazil.