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Anderson Silva Parts Ways With Muay Thai Coach

Written by Tim Ngo
February 10th, 2010
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Reports have surfaced that UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva has parted ways with his most recent Muay Thai coach, Daniel Woirin.

“We won’t continue working together in this partnership due to lack of tune in some moments. I decided to let the way open for him to work his Muay Thai with anyone he decides,” Woirin told Tatame.

Woirin has worked with Silva during his last four bouts, all of which resulted in resounding Octagon victories.

During their four-fight span together, Silva stepped up to the light heavyweight division to knockout James Irvin, beat Patrick Cote and Thales Leites at middleweight, and then most recently embarrassed former light heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin.

The change comes with a little more than eight weeks to go before Silva returns to the Octagon following elbow surgery to defend his middleweight title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 112.

Silva, a Muay Thai specialist, has obviously fared well prior to working with Woirin, but it’ll be interesting to see if the change has any effect on his performance on April 10th in Abu Dhabi.

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