Brazilian Anderson Silva (L) shoulders challenger Chael Sonnen's chin at the UFC 148 weigh-in Friday, a culmination of months of verbiage from the American. Photo courtesy of Twitter.
The eagerly anticipated fight between UFC middleweight champion Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva and uber trash-talker Chael Sonnen had its auspicious start with the Brazilian’s unequalled walk-in song, DMX’s ‘Ain’t No Sunshine When it’s On’. The crowd went wild and Sonnen, stewing inside the Octagon while Silva hugged his entire team and family around him, paced.
At the introductions and instructions, Sonnen stared icily but failed to come centre-Octagon when summoned by the referee, so Silva proceeded to bow in all four directions, as is his custom. But the ref brought Sonnen in, and there an amped Silva angled his body toward a coiled Sonnen.