I think we just pinpointed the sole reason why ZUFFA decided not to host UFC 148 in the heart of Brazil.
A couple weeks ago I heard from a very close source that when Yushin Okami fought Anderson Silva at UFC 134, he received several death threats en route to Rio de Janeiro and within the fighter/media hotel. In fact, my plans were to include this in yesterday’s rumor mill — but seeing that there was no rumor mill, it would have been an impossible task.
We’re not sure what this crazy, dredlock rocking Brazilian is stating in this interview but using our Inspector Gadget deductive reasoning, he does have a knife and is stabbing a picture of Chael Sonnen multiple times while using ‘matar,’ the Portugese word for kill. Well, it looks like this lunatic won’t be picking up Chael Sonnen’s new book anytime soon.