LAS VEGAS – It was, more or less, four years ago, that former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Antonio "Big Foot" Silva first met.
Dos Santos strolled into a gym where Silva was preparing for a fight. Silva was wrapping his hands before beginning training. As he did, he was softly singing a popular Brazilian lullaby.
From that day forward, dos Santos has referred to Silva as "The Lion," in homage to the opening lines of the song, "O Leaozinho," which, roughly translated from Portuguese, goes:
I really like seeing you, little lion/Walking under the sun/I really like you, Little Lion/To un-sadden, Little Lion, my oh so lonely heart/
The two massive men who may have to fight each other one day were seated across the table from each other. As they discussed the song, they each beamed widely, clasped hands and began to softly sing it.
They were in Las Vegas to formally announce UFC 160, which will be held on May 25 at the MGM Grand Garden.
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