The talk is almost over. In less than 24 hours, UFC 148 will begin and we will finally be able to put the boasts and chest thumping between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his opponent Chael Sonnen behind us.
I can’t deny that the antics have been entertaining, but it’s time to move on.
Everything will be settled in the Octagon on Saturday night, and now that the two fighters have made weight they can concentrate on delivering on the promises they delivered in the time leading up to the fight.
Silva stated during a recent UFC media call:
I'm going to beat his a-- like he's never been beaten before. I'm going to make sure that every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broken, his legs will be broken. He's not going to be able to walk out of the octagon by himself.
Sonnen recently told Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter, "I’m going to win this fight, easy way or hard way and if Anderson offers more resistance, Anderson still gets beat."
Full UFC 148 Weigh-In Results:
Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chael Sonnen (185)
Forrest Griffin (204) vs. Tito Ortiz (204)
Patrick Cote (185) vs. Cung Le (185)
Dong Hyun Kim (170) vs. Demian Maia (170)
Chad Mendes (146) vs. Cody McKenzie (145)
Mike Easton (135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (136)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (155) vs. Gleison Tibau (155)
Fabricio Camoes (156) vs. Melvin Guillard (155)
Riki Fukuda (185) vs. Constantinos Philippou (186)
John Alessio (156) vs. Shane Roller (155)
Yoislandy Izquierdo (156) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (156)