Silva vs. Sonnen 2: What Does Silva (and Seagal) Have in Store for Sonnen?

Brian OswaldMMA Editor July 6, 2012

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On the UFC 148 media call last week, Anderson Silva went off on long-time nemesis Chael Sonnen; the volume of his verbal venom was turned up so high, it had UFC President Dana White at a partial loss for words and left everyone to wonder if Silva was just selling the rematch, or had he truly become that toxic.

Silva was pretty straight forward when he talked about "breaking bones" but it was his cryptic line "What I'm going to do inside the Octagon is something that's going to change the image of the sport" that really left some mental resin in this mind.

Change the image of the sport? What could he possibly pull off inside the cage to accomplish such a feat?

Fast forward to Steven Seagal's interview with the always cagey Ariel Helwani at the open workouts yesterday where Seagal says he taught Anderson Silva 'two or three things" that they once thought were illegal. When Helwani asks Seagal if the moves are "standing or on the ground" Seagal says everything he is teaching Silva is standing and how to not go on the ground.

Unless Silva and Seagal are full of hot hair, then apparently we can all expect for the image of the sport to be changed via moves that Seagal & Co. once thought were illegal.

Any guesses on what these moves might be? I dont know about you, but I will buy what they are selling and look forward to possibly having my mind blown this Saturday night.