UFC Invites LeBron James to UFC 162 to Watch Anderson Silva’s Title Defense

Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Anderson Silva celebrates after defeating Chael Sonnen during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is set to defend his title next month at UFC 162 in Las Vegas, and the Ultimate Fighting Championship has sent out an invitation to one of the biggest stars in the sports world to get him in the arena and in attendance to watch “The Spider” showcase his skills. Following his second straight NBA championship and NBA Finals MVP, the UFC has invited Miami Heat star LeBron James to attend the event.

LeBron was recently criticized by former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen in an entertaining interview, but the UFC isn’t worried about any potential LeBron – Chael P. feud.

After all, LeBron was in attendance for a previous Silva defense and it went well for the champ. Hell, the two even posted for a photo after the match:

Is an epic championship bromance blossoming? I sure hope so.

As for LeBron in attendance, would he throw down with Chael? This is what Sonnen had to say about a potential meeting between the two in the future:

“He’d run away faster than his hairline. His hair went North, his talents went South and his mother went West … No challenge. It’s happening. Next time I see him, he will shake that little boy’s hand, even if I have to break his arm off and take it to the boy.”

If the two men would meet face to face, this would be a certain win for the Internet. We have our fingers crossed.

Topics: Anderson SIlva, Lebron James, Miami Heat, UFC, UFC 162

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