Emotions nearly boil over as main event pair have to be separated.
As if the tension and excitement around the main event at UFC 162 could not get any higher, challenger Chris Weidman had to up the ante.
The formalities saw both fighters make weight for the UFC middleweight title with Weidman coming in right on the limit at 185lbs while the title holder Silva, clocked in at a pound less.
But once both men were off the scales was when the real fireworks began.
As both fighters shaped up for the final stare-down before they see each other from other sides of the Octagon, Weidman stepped into Silva before, rather comically, accidentally making contact with Silva’s lips before UFC president Dana White stepped in between the pair.
Btw doesn’t count as a kiss unless u pucker up…
— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) July 6, 2013