When top fighters prepare for a fight, they tend to figure out what will work against their opponent and form a game plan around a few specific techniques. Anderson is possibly the best mixed martial artist to have ever lived, so much so that he can watch Ong Bak before a fight and then knock an opponent out with a reverse elbow like it was nothing. So it will come as no surprise that he will take one seemingly simple technique, analyze the counter to this technique, the block to the counter while working the counter to that, and so on until you wish you took the blue pill and stayed completely ignorant of the matrix that is Anderson Silva’s striking game. Anderson trained for that reverse elbow using only his wife and a pillow. Damn.
When you have won fourteen fights in a row in the UFC, maybe you too can wear a Nike top with your own logo professionally applied on the back. Until then, you’ll just have to watch as Anderson Silva trains boxing wearing his. I’ve got a feeling Zombie Prophet will be warming up his gif machine for this fight. [Source]