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Mob Boss Sammy ‘The Bull’ on Steven Seagal: ‘I Lost All Respect For Him When We Scared Him & He Cried Hysterically’

Mob Boss Sammy ‘The Bull’ on Steven Seagal: ‘I Lost All Respect For Him When We Scared Him & He Cried Hysterically’

Rickson Gracie was once asked what he thought about actor/Aikido master Steven Seagal and if he is legit.

This was Rickson Gracie’s response:

“Definitely. [Seagal] has – based on his training – a deep understanding of the concepts. How good he is in real life, how he will display his effectiveness, I’m not sure. His philosophy is based on proven realities. He believes in technique, and the concepts within Martial Arts.”

So what does this mean exactly. For Rickson, Seagal has a deep understanding of Aikido’s fundamentals. When it comes to effectiveness, he believes that the only way to see how legit he is from  live training. This is why it is important to test your technique on resisting opponents in live sparring, to be able to see what truly works.

A martial art and martial artist that doesn’t actively train with his students to test and refine his techniques, cannot improve…

Another important figure but who is not a marital artist is Sammy “The Bull’ Gravano. The famous Gambino Mafia under boss had many dealings with Seagal in the past and in his latest video, he talked about how he first met Seagal in the 80’s and how Seagal was paying protection money to the Gambinos. At one point of Seagal’s career, he decided that he wanted to stop acting and also would not be paying the Mob anymore money. At this point, Peter Gotti, the brother of the famous mob Boss John Gotti, threatened Seagal and the action movie actor started acting hysterical.

“Sammy ‘The Bull’ Gravano shares a story about Steven Seagal’s involvement with the Gambino family. Gravano describes a meeting at a wedding where Steven Seagal was introduced to the Gambino family. Seagal was involved with the family and was giving them a cut of his movie earnings. However, when John Gotti was imprisoned, Peter Gotti, who took over, pressured Seagal to continue acting and contributing money, leading to a confrontation. Seagal, despite his tough movie persona, was terrified, and when the FBI later caught the threats on tape, he was paralyzed with fear at the idea of testifying. Gravano humorously recounts Seagal’s terror and mocks the situation, highlighting the contrast between Seagal’s on-screen and real-life demeanor.”

Sammy the Bull recalled, laughing: “I lost all respect for him when he started crying hysterically like a big old woman.  He was doing all those tough guy karate moves in the movies but was like a big baby in real life.”

 

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