Oh man, Chael Sonnen is going to have some ammunition when he sees this one.
Middleweight champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva has been verbally blasted by Sonnen so often in the past that fans have almost become numb to it by now. But The Spider’s recent Michael Jackson-themed cover shoot for the Brazilian edition of Rolling Stone may add a whole new wrinkle into Sonnen’s trash talk.
In all honesty, though, this is a pretty awesome photo shoot. Silva looks like he’s having a blast dancing like the King of Pop, and he even sports some of Jackson’s trademark outfits and the end results look awesome.
The video above is a must-see if you're a fan of the middleweight champion. It gives us a nice insight into Silva's willingness to make fun of himself and not let his ego get in the way of him having some fun.
The cover of Rolling Stone magazine is a pretty big honor no matter what country you’re in. But the fact that one of the largest music magazines in the world decided to throw an MMA fighter on the cover of one of their issues shows just how popular the sport really is in Brazil.
The middleweight champion is a bona-fide superstar in his native country, and with his title fight against Sonnen just under a month away, this will be some great press for the UFC in Brazil.
With his middleweight title defense against Sonnen set to go down at UFC 148 on July 7th, Silva is likely training extremely hard for what may end up being the biggest fight in UFC history. Still, it’s nice to see that he was able to take some time to receive such an honor and even have some fun along the way.