UFC Primetime is back with the tenth installment of the series for UFC 148, this time the show highlights the main event grudge match between middleweight champion Anderson Silva and number one contender Chael Sonnen.
The first episode of the series was released on DIRECTV’s YouTube page and featured an inside look at the lives and training camps of the two superstars set July 7 with one of the most lucrative prizes in combat sports on the line.
With just one week until the event, watch as cameras follow Silva and Sonnen the days wind down to the historic bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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“I love what I do. I really love it. I grew up watching Michael Jackson and listening to James Brown. Watching athletes like Muhammed Ali and Michael Jordan. To be compared to these icons of the music and sports I think it’s awesome.”
“I think behind every champion is a team that prepared him to become that champion. Not just in the Octagon but outside of it as well. This is how I’ve evolved and remained the champion for all this time.”
“July 7th, we’ll resolve this. July 7th. All this will be done on the 7th, Chael Sonnen, and you can prov everything you’re saying. You’re trying the same as everyone else, and no one’s been successful for years. Even though you respect nobody’s country, and you’re a crazy person, you’ll have another chance at me. Enjoy you chance.”
“I don’t like this guy, that’s not a secret. I want to beat him up and I’m going to beat him up, again. He’s not only not the best today, he was never the best. There wasn’t a day of his fake reign where I wasn’t here saying ‘I can beat that guy’. And I smashed him.”
“I don’t come to the table claiming to be hurt. I don’t leave the game claiming that I was hurt. He comes out and says ‘My ribs hurt’. Well of course your ribs hurt Anderson, your ribs got the same problem that your hands and feet have, they’re attached to a cowardly charlatan named Anderson Silva.”
“How hard can he push, how hard can I push? How bad does he want it, how bad do I want it? His reputation and the articles and all this, he doesn’t get to bring any of that in the octagon with him. And I will put my heart, body and mind against any man any day of the week.”