Is Sonnen/Silva 2 MMA’s first ‘epic’ bout?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

It’s real. Sonnen is everything that people dislike in Americans, even if he’s the most exaggerated sample of perceived arrogance we have.

After all the talk, it’s time that center stage becomes his ledge. He alone walks it.

Put all together, it’s a fantastic clash of elements for a mixed martial arts event. Whether the card is held at the Estadio Olimpico Joao Havelange (a.k.a Engenhao, which can hold generously around 60,000 people) or the better-known Maracana (which is being renovated, and can hold up to 80,000), it doesn’t matter. The house will come down figuratively either way. For those who like to fling the word “epic” around loosely, here’s a chance for the adjective to stick.

Silva/Sonnen II is an epic event.

Or maybe it’s more like this: What’s epic is the fact that it’s actually happening in such a setting.

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