(Thankfully, Silva’s wife was too busy making steak sandwiches for a certain someone, and could not be in attendance.)
HOW CAN CHAEL SONNEN HATE THIS COUNTRY?!
If I knew that this was how fighters undergoing injury rehabilitation were treated in Brazil, I would have thrown myself in front of that
horse truck that ran over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueria years ago. We have no clue what the name of this show is (Melhor do Brasil maybe?), but we feel that depriving you of that piece of information won’t really irk you when you take a look at the drop dead gorgeous women that the current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva got to judge as part of a body painting contest.
Apparently this video is from September of last year. We don’t care. And neither should you.
Silva is set to defend his title against Chael Sonnen at UFC 147, which goes down from the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange in Rio de Janeiro on June 16th. That is, if Sonnen is not trampled to death during his walk out by the 80,000 bloodthirsty Brazilians in attendance.
Speaking of Brazilian knockouts, check out a fight that is best described as the Brazilian version of Cheick Kongo vs. Pat Barry below.
Geronimo “Mondragon” Dos Santos, who is perhaps best known for getting steamrolled by Josh Barnett at an Impact FC event back in July of 2010, squared off against Rodrigo “Mamute” Da Silva last Friday. The match only lasted 58 seconds, but it was a Goddamn thrilling 58 seconds. After Dos Santos nearly got lawnchaired by a wild left hook at the fight’s 40 second mark, he managed to pop back to his feet and deliver a straight right that dropped his opponent to the mat like…well, like Pat Barry. A few unnecessary punches followed it up and this baby was all over. Need some more similarites to the Kongo/Barry fight? How about the “nuh-uh” hand gesture that Dos Santos gives to the crowd after that zombified comeback? That cheeky bastard.
Insane fact: Dos Santos has fought eighteen times in the past two years. Travis Fulton would approve.