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An Anderson Silva fan nearly punched Chael Sonnen at the TUF 17 Finale

An Anderson Silva fan nearly punched Chael Sonnen at the TUF 17 Finale

When I was eighteen, I owned Xpired.net which was essentially a hub where all the little high school phreakers/hackers would download plans to build impossible-to-construct electromagnetic surveillance devices and other machines that would ensure you would never lose your virginity. There was a thing called ‘HERF’ which a few claimed could be assembled with parts from Radio Shack and housed in the enclosure of a standard backpack. When the device was turned on, you could allegedly aim the antenna at another electric device and disrupt the machine’s circuitry. In short, if Homeland Security existed back in those days, I would have finished the remainder of my high school education in Guantanamo Bay. Back in those days I was a fan of Captain Crunch, the grandfather of modern hacking (and phreaking). I would have done a lot of things in his honor, but punching someone in the face — egh, entirely too much physical exertion. At least we know Anderson Silva fans are willing to go the extra effort to prove how loyal they truly are.

In an interview with MMA Junkie, Chael Sonnen recounted a story from last weekend’s TUF 17 Finale of a fan coming very close to landing a pseudo-hay maker on his chin.

It was really quite interesting. He was caught literally a quarter-second before it would have landed. I barely saw it coming in before a gentleman named Kaya stepped in and caught it.

We only compete in highly regulated and sanctioned matches. I’m not a fan of that, but if he would have connected, I would have turned the other cheek and walked away. I certainly wouldn’t have engaged him.

The guy seemed like a perfectly nice guy. He was an Anderson Silva fan. He was backing Anderson Silva verbally. For it to turn physical, yes, that was a surprise. But until that point, he just seemed like a guy with a passion for his favorite fighter.

Brazilians can’t keep their emotions in check. It’s also important to note that Brazilians can’t arrive at a destination on time. Look at that, I just disparaged an entire country in two sentences. Take that psycho ex-girlfriend that has an affinity to search through my texting history on my phone.

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