Anderson Silva’s Former Coach is in Hot Water After Battering a Student… Watch the Disturbing Footage Below…
One of Anderson Silva’s most notorious victories was over Rich ‘Ace’ Franklin back in 2007, when he won the UFC middleweight championship. In the corner was Diogenes Assahida, a veteran coach who Silva no longer trains with, but played an important role in preparing for that fight.
Assahida is in serious trouble right now, after footage of him putting a beating on Ulisses Teodoro, another of his students has gone viral across Brazil. This attack took place on April 7 in front of Assahida’s Muay Thai school in Campina Grande do Sul, 18 miles outside of Curitiba.
It’s alleged that Assahida was infuriated by Teodoro walking past the gym wearing the t-shirt of his new fight team. The coach had described himself as a father figure to the young man. Check out the savage beating he gives his former student below.
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
Teodoro actually lives beside Assahida’s gym so it’s not like he intentionally tried to annoy his former coach. Assahida waded in with punches before finally locking in a savage guillotine. Anderson Silva has now addressed the incident himself.
”I think each person has its own views,” Silva told media in Brazil. “I’m from a time where you respect your coach, the coach respected the student. I never had any problem with any of my coaches, I’ve always respected them. I have (Rogerio) Camoes, master (Luiz) Dorea and master (Ricardo) De La Riva as second fathers for me because they are always helping me, always showing me the path to go to get to where I want.
“That’s an isolated fact, 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.”
Assahida is definitely not the most chill of dudes. He later released a video addressing the savage attack. Was he sorry or even aware of how bad it looks to put a beating on one of your students? No, not at all.
F*ck you! F*ck you!” Assahida shouted in the video that is now private. “Am I wrong? Come get it. Come get it if you think I’m wrong. This guy must respect me. I have a history not only in fighting, but in life. F*ck you.
“I’ve lost my head, but, sh*t… We need to go back to the samurai era, you have to honor your master, your professor. You have to honor yourself. You have to wear the same shirt forever, listen to your master and professor.”
Needless to say, Assahida is not a monk at a Chinese Shaolin temple in the 19th century. He’s a Brazilian MMA coach who is too full of himself, and now he’s set to pay the legal price. Aitron Adonsk Junior, a lawyer, released a statement on behalf of Teodoro (as reported by MMA Fighting):
”This image damages martial arts a little bit because martial arts are about respect, humbleness and especially balance, which lacked at that moment. He’s a respected master, has a history, and I don’t know what motivated him to lose his head. I respect him, I also train martial arts, but, unfortunately, he committed a crime and will be held responsible for it.”
This dude is getting sued.