Tuesday’s UFC 148 pre-fight press conference pretty much went according to plan – middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) provided pointblank responses, while Chael Sonnen unleashed his customary WWE-esque schtick. The one thing everyone inside Lagasse’s Stadium at Palazzo in Las Vegas and those streaming the presser from home were anxious to see was the archenemies squaring off after the gathering wrapped.
While the rivals didn’t make any eye contact, there was plenty of contact during the photo op. Silva was the one who initiated things by ramming his chest into Sonnen’s.
Both 185-pounders had to be held back, but “The Spider” needed to be restrained during the entire face-off. Even when they were asked to turn forward for pictures, Silva continued to stare and charge towards Chael P.
At the end of the melee, Silva got really close to his mortal enemy’s mug and either tried to whisper something or kiss Sonnen on the cheek. In any event, Saturday should be tons of fun.
MGM Grand Garden Arena in Nevada hosts the highy-anticipated rematch.
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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen "nearly come to blows" (according to the UFC) at the pre-fight press conference for UFC® 148.
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