An emotional Anderson Silva reacts to "Minotauro" Nogueira's victory at UFC 134Posted on August 31, 2011, 11:47 AM by Joey Santosus
The thousands of fans who packed the HSBC Arena for UFC 134 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil were on their feet cheering, chanting, booing and, when Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira knocked out Brendan Schaub, even crying.
After spending an extended layoff nursing injuries, the legendary Heavyweight came into the bout an underdog and was largely expected to be facing retirement once he lost to "The Hybrid." However, when "Big Nog" knocked out his less experienced opponent in the opening round, the Brazilian fans in attendance weren't the only ones erupting. Below is back stage footage of Nogueira's team reacting to his victory, including an emotional Anderson Silva crying tears of joy. Photo: Francis Specker