"This isn't business, this is personal."
It was well worth the wait.
Silva erupted earlier this week during the UFC 148 pre-fight media teleconference (transcription here), unloading more than two years worth of Chael Sonnen-inspired frustration in about 10 epic minutes of no holds-barred trash talk. He vowed to break teeth and bones, lay down such a barbaric beating on July 7, 2012, that it would "change the image of the sport forever."
Those on the call, including UFC President Dana White and Silva's manager/translator, Ed Soares, were all shocked to hear him spit such hateful venom. Sonnen himself could only muster two words, "medium rare," but eventually delivered a more predictable response one day later, branding his Brazilian counterpart a "dirtbag" and trying to downplay the outburst.
No such luck.
The UFC, meanwhile, has posted full audio on YouTube.com, distributed a press release with Silva's bold remarks, pushed them on social media through White and his trusty Twitter, and now cut a fantastic video promo that shows the evolution of the happy-go-lucky champion enduring years of taunts and psychological warfare to finally reach his breaking point.