Photo of UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva via Rolling Stone
Sans surgical mask and ranch full of younglings.
"The Spider" will try to see if he's "Bad" enough to defeat the "Dangerous" attack of Chael Sonnen in the main event of the UFC 148 pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for the MGM Grand Garden Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7, 2012. A lot of pundits are picking the Brazilian to prevail, but things aren't always so "Black or White."
And if you're annoyed with all the "King of Pop" references, don't worry, "This is it."
Get a closer look at Silva's Rolling Stone photoshoot with a behind-the-scenes video (and all the gratuitous wardrobe changes) after the jump.