For the most part, UFC weigh-ins go down without a hitch. A bunch of almost naked fighters step on the scale, flex, mean mug each other during the staredown, and then walk off the stage. Sometimes there is pushing and shoving and brief trash-talk and gesticulating. It’s rare that the truly bizarre happens.
Friday’s UFC 162 weigh-ins was one of those bizarre occasions.
The first 20 fighters that weighed in on Friday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center got through the event with little more than a push or two. Then main event fighters Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman took their spots for their staredown.
The two took the nose-to-nose staredown to a different level when they pretty much went lip to lip before being separated by UFC president Dana White.
There was also some words exchanged, words that were audible to White, who took to Twitter to relay what was said:
People keep asking me what Anderson and Chris said... Chris said I'm not afraid of u like everyone else & Anderson said we will see 2 morrow— Dana White (@danawhite) July 6, 2013
As for Weidman, he seemed to take the get together in stride:
Btw doesn't count as a kiss unless u pucker up...— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) July 6, 2013
Full UFC 162 Weigh-In Results
Anderson Silva (184 lbs) vs. Chris Weidman (185 lbs)
Frankie Edgar (146 lbs) vs. Charles Oliveira (144 lbs)
Roger Gracie (186 lbs) vs. Tim Kennedy (186 lbs)
Tim Boetsch (186 lbs) vs. Mark Munoz (185 lbs)
Dennis Siver (145 lbs) vs. Cub Swanson (144 lbs)
Andrew Craig (186 lbs) vs. Chris Leben (186 lbs)
Norman Parke (156 lbs) vs. Kazuki Tokudome (155 lbs)
Gabriel Gonzaga (262 lbs) vs. Dave Herman (242 lbs)
Edson Barboza (155 lbs) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (155 lbs)
Seth Baczynski (170 lbs) vs. Brian Melancon (170 lbs)
David Mitchell (171 lbs) vs. Mike Pierce (171 lbs)