Originally written on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 9/29/13

Just because the UFC is taking a three-week hiatus doesn’t mean there wasn’t any action between their fighters this Saturday. During today’s Olympia Expo in Las Vegas, Wanderlei Silva (pictured) was in hot pursuit of bitter rival Chael Sonnen, and the Brazilian wasn’t looking to make nice. Sonnen has been doing everything in his power to arrange a tango with Silva, including calling him a pile of “carp” after submitting Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last month. Unfortunately for Sonnen, “The Axe Murderer” is sidelined with a back injury until January and had to settle for meeting Rashad Evans at UFC 167. However, Silva’s dinged up back didn’t prevent him from trying to ding up Uncle Chael in public. Larry Pepe of Pro MMA Now obtained the footage of today’s confrontation from a camera phone. The video is quite pixelated, but it’s certainly better than nothing. “Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen almost came blows at Olympia expo. Screaming at each other, @wandfc pointing then restrained and led away,” Pepe tweeted. “Wand sought Sonnen out and was the aggressor in the confrontation.” Sonnen also addressed the incident via Twitter, suggesting UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis came to his defense, “Thanks for having my back, Champ. @showtimepettis Full story Wednesday, @UFCTonight.” I have never looked more forward to an episode of UFC Tonight since the show debuted. Please click the media player below to watch the near-rumble:

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Arizona Cardinals make Jen Welter first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Junior Seau family says Hall of Fame went back on its word

Kobe will probably see time at power forward next year

Angels acquire Shane Victorino from the Red Sox

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Clemson's Swinney wants Notre Dame in a conference

Mike Pettine not ruling out Manziel as Browns starter

David Price won't rule out Red Sox despite testy past

Bullying victim Jonathan Martin retiring from NFL

Why Jay Gruden may lose job if he can’t fix Robert Griffin III

Report: T.Y. Hilton wants similar contract to Dez Bryant

Nick Saban has incredible advice for his players on chasing girls

Nik Stauskas trolls Thad Matta

Will Smith fires back at former teammate Junior Galette

Sammy Watkins: It's a "problem" if Bills don't win AFC East

The most important quarterback in the game?

Boston Mayor Walsh refusing to sign Olympic host contract

Chris Johnson accused of smashing up Rolls-Royce rental

Astros’ playoff push prompts rescheduling of Taylor Swift

Answering the AFC East's biggest questions in 2015

Bryant in 'financial distress' before signing new deal

College football's top 10 coaches on the hot seat for 2015

Was Gregg Popovich close to retiring last year?

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Cardinals hire first female NFL coach

Larry Bird: Michael Jordan would kill me in 1-on-1 now

Seau family: HOF broke their word

Kobe to see time at power forward next year

Mike Pettine not ruling out Manziel

Galette appears to unload on Payton

Dez Bryant in 'financial distress' before signing new deal

Top 10 CFB coaches on the hot seat

Was Popovich close to retiring last year?

Kyle Busch continues historic run with Brickyard win

WATCH: Mike Trout HR lands in 'Trout Net'

With Cueto dealt, what's the market for other pitchers?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker