Famous action star Steven Seagal won't hold anything back when it comes to defending UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
After what was a memorable battle at UFC 117, Silva and Chael Sonnen are prepared to touch gloves once more in a highly-anticpated rematch at UFC 148 on July 7.
Seagal believes their second meeting will look much different than their first fight and he shared his thoughts on The MMA Hour.
"Chael last time had an extremely unfair advantage," Seagal said. "Because, you know, that whole deal with I don't know what it's called, steroids, or whatever, performance-enhancing drugs or whatever. ... I think this time, probably he'll be a little more careful with that, and I think that will even the playing field."
Although Sonnen would go on to lose the five-round bout to Silva, and be handed a one-year suspension from the California State Athletic Commission shortly after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone, his performance has generated much intrigue for the rematch.
And Seagal, like many other fans, cannot wait for the event and he picks the Brazilian to defeat his American counter-part convincingly.
"Let's just say this, I think this time, they're both going to be at their best," Seagal said. "I don't think there's going to be any controversy, I don't think there's going to be any injuries. I think two great fighters are going to go out there and have it out, and I think my guy's going to win. My guy's going to win handily this time."
It's no secret that Seagal is an accomplished martial artist, however there is a mystery as to how he became involved in helping Silva, as well as other Team Black House fighters.
But it is certain that Seagal will be rooting for the champion, whether he is in attendance or not, only adding more anticipation to the main event.
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