Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/29/13
The simmering tension between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen boiled over Saturday, as "The Axe Murderer" confronted the former middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger at the Olympia Fitness and Performance Expo in Las Vegas. Silva has been the target of numerous taunts from the verbose "American Gangster," beginning after Sonnen's loss to Jon Jones in March. Since then, the UFC Tonight host has continued to take verbal jabs at the Brazilian legend. Despite the obvious heat between the two, a bout between Silva and Sonnen has never materialized. Sonnen has said that the UFC has offered the fight to Silva in the past, but the 37-year-old former Pride standout has repeatedly turned down the opportunity. In the interim, Sonnen returned to action in August, earning a first-round submission win over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and is currently signed on to fight fellow UFC analyst Rashad Evans in the co-main event of UFC 167 in November. Saturday, a video surfaced of Silva cha...
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