Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 4/27/12
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The Ultimate Fighting Championship initially issued an email stating Tuesday’s press conference in Brazil was to start at 10AM ET/7AM PT. Fast forward 60 minutes and UFC president Dana White, middleweight king Anderson Silva (Pictured) and Chael Sonnen were nowhere near the podium. “Sorry about the delay, pushing it back an hour here,” White stated. “Chael and I had to fly in from the States and things didn’t go the way we anticipated.” While everything White opened the presser up with was true, the last piece appears to be the prominent reason the mixed martial arts world was placed on pause. According to Brazilian outlet Globo, White and Silva were involved in a “heated” debate backstage after “The Spider” was informed his highly-anticipated scrap against his archenemy would no longer take place in his homeland at UFC 147. “[Sonnen] deserves to take a lesson here, I owe it to my people,” Silva reportedly continued to repeat [via Google translate]. After manhandling Silva for nearl
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