VIDEO: Anderson Silva shoulder-strikes Chael Sonnen during staredownPosted on July 6, 2012, 07:05 PM by Anton Gurevich
Reigning UFC Middleweight champion, Anderson "The Spider" Silva, continued his attempts to provoke a physical confrontation with Chael Sonnen ahead of tomorrow's UFC 148 main event encounter at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Silva approached Sonnen for a traditional weigh-in staredown, but then got a little bit "too close" and shoulder-punched the challenger. Sonnen remained calm, but Silva was visibly angry, once again shouting something at his arch nemesis. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan went on to interview Sonnen, who responded with a classic Razor Ramon-styled promo.
Sonnen was clicking his jaw, which clearly indicates that Silva's shoulder strike was not a soft one.
Nevada State Athletic Commission are now expected to take a disciplinary action against Anderson Silva. The champ is most likely to get a hefty fine for his outburst.