Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicked off its seven-day, seven-city "Media Tour" on Monday (Sept. 23, 2013) to help promote the upcoming UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Dec. 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
First stop: Los Angeles, California.
That's where "The Spider" blew off the "All American" the first time they were booked to shake hands and kiss babies (find out why here), but not this time. After getting knocked out by Weidman at the UFC 162 PPV event back in July, a "serious" Silva is putting his nose to the grindstone.
Rematch of the century?
While the promotion made a pit stop in "The City of Angels," UFC President Dana White sat down with the mixed martial arts (MMA) media to dish the dirt on everything from the epic middleweight main event, the co-headlining attraction between UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, Roy Nelson's "nasty" beard and much, much more.
To see the full UFC 168 media tour schedule click here. For news, notes and other items of interest on "Weidman vs. Silva 2" click here. And to check out the latest UFC 168 fight card and rumors click here.