Anderson Silva on Vitor Belfort's weakness: 'He's a coward'

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Mixed martial artist Anderson Silva holds the Knockout of the Year award for his victory over Vitor Belfort at UFC 126 at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

(tap tap tap) ... 1-2-1-2 ... is this thing on?

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva has the scouting report on Vitor Belfort, who battles Wanderlei Silva at the UFC 147 pay-per-view (PPV) event on June 23, 2012 from the Felipe Drummond Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Now, the rest of the world does, too.

That's because "The Spider" was dropping some knowledge on "The Axe Murderer" during a recent episode of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) "Brazil," which Wandy coaches opposite "The Phenom" each week on Globo and UFC.tv.

Here's what he said:

"I know his weakness. You can't step back, he's a coward, you know? Really go for it. I'm not telling any lies. Everyone knows."

Silva realized about midway through his conversation that his microphone was still on, but defiantly laughed it off and averted everyone's attention to Belfort's picture on the wall of the TUF gym, which had been defaced by some wascally wabbits.

See the video of the gaffe (via Iron Forges Iron) after the jump.

For more on Wanderlei Silva vs. Vitor Belfort at UFC 147 click here.

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