Yesterday, an imperceptibly electric Nick Diaz and Anderson Silva engaged in a highly anticipated media day staredown that was tranquil and uneventful, in an extreme way. The two invisibly bristling opponents shook hands, bowed, then looked at each other for no less than seven amazingly relaxed seconds.
Diaz even looked to the ground for a bit, then back up again.
If the staredown is any indication, the actual fight will be a good one. Likely a five-round masterpiece of reserved aggression, a literal human chess game full of slow, strategic developments. And even if the fight never happens, the staredown was one to remember. A person could imagine literally cutting the intensely yawning monotony with an astonishingly dull knife.