The Anderson Silva walkout shirt seen at the recent UFC 148 event from Las Vegas received some controversial attention, both in the lead-up to the event as well as after. The shirt was the result of a Burger King sponsorship for The Spider, netting him around $250,000 in American dollars just for his UFC 148 sponsorship of the fast food chain. His walkout shirt featured the Burger King logo right in the center, and it appeared on his fight shorts as well. The choice was a bit controversial with some fans, because the shirt was not available for public sale. Leading up to such a hyped event, fans like to buy their favorite fighter’s walkout gear and represent them on fight night, but a Burger King sponsored shirt didn’t allow that for fans of the UFC Middleweight Champion. Below is a bit of the controversy surrounding this Anderson Silva walkout shirt, brought to you via Twitter for your viewing pleasure.
— Bill Fienberg (@BillFienberg) July 8, 2012
— Danielle Porter (@dpwac) July 8, 2012
I'm going to buy Anderson Silva's walkout shirt/jersey. Corinthians baby! Phillips baby! Burger King baby! Nike baby! #UFC148
— AP (@Kiddie_A) July 8, 2012
#SilvaBK @Fighter_Style Horrible decision. Obviously $ over a healthy lifestyle. Smacks of being a sell out plus no shirt for his fans. Lame
— Christine (@blu_vision) July 5, 2012