In beating Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 back in August 2010, Anderson Silva had to rely on his Jiu-Jitsu to save his skin, pulling off a last ditch armbar from the triangle with just 1:50 minutes left on the clock. Having dispatched Brian Stann with a submission hold last Saturday, Sonnen took the opportunity to call out the “Spider” for a rematch while still in the octagon. Furthermore, according to Sonnen, he is the de facto champion of the UFC’s middleweight division and Anderson’s belt is nothing more than a worthless piece of metal.
Regardless of Sonnen’s taunting, Silva knows the gentle art may turn out to be a decisive weapon when he and Chael meet. As their fight looks likely to be confirmed, Silva has already taken to training for it, in the gi.
Erick Silva, a fighter on the UFC roster and member of Team Nogueira, posted a photo over Twitter (@ErickSilvaMMA) this Tuesday. The black belt appears alongside Anderson Silva, Sylvio Behring and another friend after a session training in the gi.
(With the collaboration of Junior Samurai)