Count Keith Kizer among those that was not too pleased with the new Anderson Silva. Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada Athletic Commission was so upset about the shoulder bump and rubbing of vaseline on his body prior to facing Chael Sonnen at UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II, that he hopes “The Spider” stays out of Nevada for the immediate future.
“If the next few Anderson Silva fights don’t happen in Nevada, it won’t bother me in the least,” said Kizer, during a recent interview with MMAFighting.com. “I told him if you ever do anything like that again, you will not be invited to fight in Nevada again.”
Silva seemed to change his ways, pushing Sonnen during a pre-fight press conference and delivering a shoulder to Sonnen’s chin after the weigh-ins. On Saturday night, just seconds before colliding with Sonnen, “The Spider” appeared to take the vaseline applied to his face and wipe it all over his body. The referee noticed and wiped Silva down with a towel before allowing the fight to begin.