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Anderson Silva gets ready before his UFC 148 (Credit: AP)

Anderson Silva gets ready before his UFC 148 middleweight championship fight against Chael Sonnen at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (July 7, 2012)

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2

Anderson Silva defeated Chael Sonnen to defend his middleweight title at UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

Anderson Silva celebrates after the referee stopped the
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Anderson Silva celebrates after the referee stopped the fight in the second round during his UFC 148 middleweight championship fight against Chael Sonnen at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Anderson Silva punches Chael Sonnen during the second
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Anderson Silva punches Chael Sonnen during the second round of their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Anderson Silva, right, and Chael Sonnen battle it
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Anderson Silva, right, and Chael Sonnen battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (AP Photo/David Becker)

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Anderson Silva, left, and Chael Sonnen battle it
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Anderson Silva, left, and Chael Sonnen battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen battle it out
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Anderson Silva, left, and Chael Sonnen battle it
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Anderson Silva, left, and Chael Sonnen battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen battle it out
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Chael Sonnen gives Anderson Silva an arm to
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Chael Sonnen gives Anderson Silva an arm to the face during their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (AP Photo/David Becker)

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Anderson Silva gets ready before his UFC 148
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Anderson Silva gets ready before his UFC 148 middleweight championship fight against Chael Sonnen at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO in the second round. (July 7, 2012)

Anderson Silva celebrates after his second-round TKO of
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Anderson Silva celebrates after his second-round TKO of Chael Sonnen in their UFC 148 middleweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 7, 2012.

Anderson Silva celebrates after the referee stop the
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Anderson Silva celebrates after the referee stop the fight in the second round during his UFC 148 middleweight championship fight against Chael Sonnen at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Silva won with a TKO. (AP Photo/David Becker)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7: Anderson Silva
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 7: Anderson Silva reacts to the crowd during UFC 148 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Tito Ortiz, right, and Forrest Griffin battle it
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Tito Ortiz, right, and Forrest Griffin battle it out during their UFC 148 light heavyweight fight, Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

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Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, right, battle it
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Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, right, battle it out during their UFC 148 light heavyweight fight, Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Tito Ortiz, right, and Forrest Griffin battle it
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Tito Ortiz, right, and Forrest Griffin battle it out during their UFC 148 light heavyweight fight, Saturday, July 7, 2012, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Forrest Griffin, left, congratulates his opponent, Tito Ortiz,
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Forrest Griffin, left, congratulates his opponent, Tito Ortiz, after he won their UFC 148 light heavyweight fight by a unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Tito Ortiz, left, and Forrest Griffin battle it
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Tito Ortiz, left, and Forrest Griffin battle it out during their UFC 148 light heavyweight fight. (July 7, 2012)

Forrest Griffin battles it out with Tito Ortiz
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Forrest Griffin battles it out with Tito Ortiz during their UFC 148 light heavyweight fight. (July 7, 2012)

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Cung Le, left and Patrick Cote battle it
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Cung Le, left and Patrick Cote battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Le won by a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Patrick Cote, left, and Cung Le battle it
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Patrick Cote, left, and Cung Le battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Le won by a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Patrick Cote, left, and Cung Le battle it
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Patrick Cote, left, and Cung Le battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Le won by a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Patrick Cote, left, and Cung Le battle it
(Credit: AP Photo David Becker)

Patrick Cote, left, and Cung Le battle it out during their UFC 148 middleweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas. Le won by a unanimous decision. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Demian Maia celebrates after knocking down Dong Hyun
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Demian Maia celebrates after knocking down Dong Hyun Kim during the first round their UFC 148 welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

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Dong Hyun Kim, left, is assisted by a
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Dong Hyun Kim, left, is assisted by a team member after losing by TKO to Demian Maia during the first round their UFC 148 welterweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Cody McKenzie, left, kicks Chad Mendes during the
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Cody McKenzie, left, kicks Chad Mendes during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Chad Mendes, right, and Cody McKenzie battle it
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Chad Mendes, right, and Cody McKenzie battle it out during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

The referee, top right, breaks up Chad Mendes,
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The referee, top right, breaks up Chad Mendes, left, and Cody McKenzie during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

The referee, right, breaks up Chad Mendes, left,
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The referee, right, breaks up Chad Mendes, left, and Cody McKenzie during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

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Chad Mendes, does a flip after winning his
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Chad Mendes, does a flip after winning his fight against Cody McKenzie by TKO during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Cody McKenzie, left, kicks Chad Mendes during the
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Cody McKenzie, left, kicks Chad Mendes during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Chad Mendes, right, and Cody McKenzie battle it
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Chad Mendes, right, and Cody McKenzie battle it out during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

The referee, top right, breaks up Chad Mendes,
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The referee, top right, breaks up Chad Mendes, left, and Cody McKenzie during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

The referee, right, breaks up Chad Mendes, left,
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The referee, right, breaks up Chad Mendes, left, and Cody McKenzie during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

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Chad Mendes, does a flip after winning his
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Chad Mendes, does a flip after winning his fight against Cody McKenzie by TKO during the first round of their UFC 148 featherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Mike Easton, left, kicks Ivan Menjivar during their
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Mike Easton, left, kicks Ivan Menjivar during their UFC 148 bantamweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Ivan Menjivar, left, kicks Mike Easton, during their
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Ivan Menjivar, left, kicks Mike Easton, during their UFC 148 bantamweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Mike Easton, left, kicks and punches Ivan Menjivar
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Mike Easton, left, kicks and punches Ivan Menjivar during their UFC 148 bantamweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

Mike Easton, right, drives a punch toward Ivan
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Mike Easton, right, drives a punch toward Ivan Menjivar during their UFC 148 bantamweight fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. (July 7, 2012)

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Anderson Silva, right, lands a kick during an
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Anderson Silva, right, lands a kick during an open workout for UFC 148 at the Encore in Las Vegas. (July 5, 2012)

Chael Sonnen works out during an open workout
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Chael Sonnen works out during an open workout for UFC 148 in Las Vegas. (July 5, 2012)

Forrest Griffin attends a news conference for UFC
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Forrest Griffin attends a news conference for UFC 148 in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Griffin will fight Tito Ortiz on Saturday. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) LOCAL TV OUT LOCAL INTERNET OUT LAS VEGAS SUN OUT

Chael Sonnen stretches during an open workout for
(Credit: AP Photo John Locher)

Chael Sonnen stretches during an open workout for UFC 148 in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Sonnen will fight Anderson Silva on Saturday. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) LOCAL TV OUT LOCAL INTERNET OUT LAS VEGAS SUN OUT

Chael Sonnen lands a punch during an open
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Chael Sonnen lands a punch during an open workout for UFC 148 in Las Vegas. (July 5, 2012)

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Anderson Silva, top, wrestles with an unidentified person
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Anderson Silva, top, wrestles with an unidentified person during an open workout for UFC 148 at the Encore in Las Vegas on Thursday, July 5, 2012. Silva will fight Chael Sonnen on Saturday. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) LOCAL TV OUT LOCAL INTERNET OUT LAS VEGAS SUN OUT

Tito Ortiz speaks during a news conference for
(Credit: AP Photo John Locher)

Tito Ortiz speaks during a news conference for UFC 148 in Las Vegas Thursday, July 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) LOCAL TV OUT LOCAL INTERNET OUT LAS VEGAS SUN OUT

Anderson Silva, left, stares down Chael Sonnen at
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Anderson Silva, left, stares down Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 weigh-ins. Seconds later, Silva bumped Sonnen with his right shoulder. (July 6, 2012)

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