Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) held its first-ever "media day" this afternoon (Jan. 31, 2013) at Mandalay Bay Events Center Concourse, which is in the same building it will stage is "super" pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event this weekend (Sat., Feb. 2, 2013), UFC 156: "Aldo vs. Edgar."
It wasn't the traditional press conference on a dais, but rather the main card fighters sat in individual booths as reporters roamed the floor, asking questions and snapping photographs. At the conclusion of the event, however, UFC President Dana White arrived to square uf the combatants for official UFC 156 staredown photos.
UFC 156 will feature a "super" 145-pound title bout between Featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former Lightweight kingpin, Frankie Edgar, cutting 10 pounds and attempting to join Randy Couture and B.J. Penn as a two-division winner. Former Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans was also in attendance, going nose-to-nose with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira prior to their pivotal 205-pound clash.
Heavyweight monsters Alistair Overeem and Antonio Silva got a little too close for comfort, needing to be separated before fireworks sparked prematurely.