An excerpt from Anderson Silva’s biography has revealed a shocking moment of his life that could have changed MMA history.
Eduardo Cruz translates the story in question.
In a certain period of financial difficulty, Anderson Silva was making his living teaching jiu-jitsu classes and Rafael Cordeiro, Chute Boxe head coach at that time, didn’t want him to continue. They had a heated argument in which Anderson was slapped on the face.
Afterwards, Anderson went to a place where Cordeiro was, accompanied by two guys, and held a shotgun while he was waiting for the coach to return. His two companions apparently lost their nerve and they talked Anderson out of the action, making him control himself and give up on his intent.
Today Anderson and Rafael are great friends and the UFC champion even trains with the master sometimes when he is in Los Angeles. But the publication of the book created some repercussion in the past week because Anderson had never told his friend about the incident – Anderson’s son didn’t know either, and learned about it on the internet.