Pic: Anderson Silva visits Fabio Maldonado in the hospital after UFC 153, offering a little humorous bedside manner after his Brazilian buddy took a beating at the heavy hands and savage elbows of Glover Teixeira. Both are probably happy this visit didn't take place in a morgue. Props: MiddleEasy.com.
Pic: UFC 148's Chael Sonnen is raffling off a signed t-shirt prior to his fight with Anderson Silva in Las Vegas through his Mean Street Pizza shop in West Linn, Oregon. He's certainly not endearing himself (again) to those who hail from Brazil with the catchphrase, "A Brazilian is something a stripper gets," but then again, who cares if he doesn't. It's time to put up or shut up.
No one ever said that Chael Sonnen wasn't confident. Just take a look at his own version of the UFC 148 promotional poster taken from his Twitter background complete with the "Gangsta from West Lynn, Oregon" front and center, and with the UFC middleweight title no less. Sonnen will be challenging the long reigning and pound-for-pound king Anderson Silva in the main event this Saturday night (July 7, 2012) in one of the biggest rematches of all time. Do you think this type of promotion could be getting in the head of "The Spider?"
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is celebrating the Fourth of July weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada, with a week-long extravaganza dubbed "International Fight Week," which will feature all the UFC 148: "Silva vs. Sonnen 2" pre-fight festivities as well as the next Fan Expo. The promotion has provided this handy-dandy schedule of events to work your week around, so don't miss out on anything, Maniacs. Anyone planning to hit "Sin City" for the holiday? Click here for an enlarged pic.
Pic: Chael Sonnen-inspired "Spider Killer" insect repellent can. Awesome.
Pic: Naked UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva admits that he is a metrosexual, according to Globo. Chael Sonnen's joke vault just increased 1000 percent instantly.
Michael Oliveira defeated UFC Champion Anderson Silva once again for the Brazilian International Press Award’s "Outstanding Brazilian Athlete in the United States" award. It's the third consecutive year the undefeated boxing middleweight prospect has pulled off the feat over "The Spider." “The Brazilian Rocky” -- ranked #13 by the WBC -- also bested "Indy 500 winning driver Helio Castroneves, as well as NBA players Nene Hilario and Anderson Varejao, marathoner Luiz Souza, motorcyclist Ramyller Alves and MMA fighter Rodrigo Minotauro," according to OnTheBreak.com.
If you're wondering why UFC President Dana White has been hesitant to book a Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva superfight, it's probably because he has little interest in seeing what King Kong would do with a "Spider." Props to whoever made this picture, which was posted on the MMAmania.com Facebook page. Go "like" it if you haven't already, Maniacs.
Looking for a last minute MMA Christmas gift? Look no further than this epic Chael Sonnen t-shirt from Punch Buddies (via FighterXFashion). Old Uncle
Sam Chael wants YOU, Anderson Silva, and if he can get past Mark Munoz at UFC on FOX 2 on Jan. 28, 2012, in Chicago, that's what he'll get. In the meantime, you can rock this to show your support. Who's picking one up?