I don’t think there is anything more ridiculous than hyping a UFC weigh-in…unless it is Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen weighing in. Chael is certainly in Anderson’s head but it was Silva whose shoulder was in Sonnen’s face Friday at the UFC 148 weigh-in and had to be restrained by UFC officials.
The video is tremendous. Silva actually shoulder strikes Sonnen right in the jaw as they are paired for a stare down. Even better is Sonnen no-selling the hit and Silva looking right at Sonnen as he was being pulled away. If I thought Anderson actually cared about business I’d accuse him and Sonnen of putting on a good old fashioned WWE work. I don’t and I am convinced that Anderson Silva wants to literally and figuratively break every one of Sonnen’s bones on at UFC 148.
This fight has a lot of hype to live up to and quite frankly, these kinds of UFC fights rarely live up to the hype. All I know is that Anderson Silva has become a man obsessed with physically destroying Chael Sonnen and will be coming to fight at UFC 148. For that, this show is worth every penny.
Check out the video UFC posted below for a great angle on the Silva-Sonnen incident from today’s weigh-in.