"This isn't hype."
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released its first official UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" fight video preview for one of, if not the most anticipated rematch in the promotion's short history.
I'm referring, of course, to Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen 2 on July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"Sin City" is where the two best middleweight fighters in the world will hook 'em up for a second time following a five-round nailbiter way back at UFC 117 in August 2010. And, just like before, "The Spider's" 185-pound title will be on the line.
As will his pride.
That's because Sonnen has dogged him across the better part of two years, insulting his heritage, his championship reign and even his family. He pushed every button imaginable to get his long awaited rematch and now he's finally got it.
But you know the old saying, "be careful what you wish for."