Middleweight title fight set to be one for the ages after massive build-up.
For all fighters the UFC 162 press-conference is like the night before Christmas.
The nerves are there along with the cameras and the lights, and for many of them, they just want to get the formalities out of the way so they can focus on what they are in Las Vegas to do.
But for middleweight number one contender Chris Weidman, he got to open his present early – well – he got to touch the box under the tree.
Weidman and UFC champion Anderson Silva were the last fighters to shape-up for the traditional face-to-face stare-down for the cameras and to gain a psychological advantage over their opponent.
But when the pair faced forwards towards the media scrum, Silva allowed Weidman to hold the gold as the pair posed with a hand each on the belt.
While Weidman looked liked happy to be close to what he was working towards, Silva kept the cool exterior one would expect of the champion and the holder of the belt.