Found October 02, 2013 on

Fans have waited four long days for Chael Sonnen (pictured), MMA’s most articulate smack talker, to address Saturday’s confrontation with Wanderlei Silva at the Olympia Expo in Las Vegas. Sonnen said he would discuss the situation during this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” and true to his word, Sonnen kicked off tonight’s show by calling Silva out on his “publicity stunt.” “I’m all for him having a little fun, but a little advice: if you’re going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera, it looks staged. It insults your audience,” Sonnen stated. “Accosting a gangster can be hazardous. If you want to have a conventional interview, we at ‘UFC Tonight’ will pay your way to come on the show.” ‘Thanks, but no thanks,’ is likely what Silva’s thought bubble reads. “The Axe Murderer” knows full well Sonnen used to walk the mean streets of West Linn. Silva and Sonnen have been exchanging pleasantries for years, with Uncle Chael turning up the heat an extra notch since he submitted Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in August. However, Silva will be out until early 2014 with a back injury so the inevitable shootout will have to wait for now. Sonnen, meanwhile, co-headlines UFC 167 against Rashad Evans on November 16. Just in case you missed it, here’s the video Silva released from Saturday’s confrontation:


Chael Sonnen Invites Wanderlei Silva To “UFC Tonight”

The feud between former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva and former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen has reached new levels of hate. On Saturday at the Olympia Expo in Las Vegas, Silva came to the expo with a camera to confront Sonnen who was signing autographs for a sponsor. The video shows the two getting in an altercation with threats and swearing...

Sonnen blasts Silva's challenge

Last Saturday while attending the Mr. Olympia competition in Las Vegas, Chael Sonnen was enjoying his time meeting fans and attendees, signing autographs and taking pictures like so many fighters were there to do that day. Out of nowhere, Sonnen came face to face with his old buddy Wanderlei Silva who had come charging across the arena floor like somebody just stole his wallet....

Chael Sonnen Sounds Off On Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen almost came to blows at the Mr. Olympia expo on Saturday, when Wand decided to approach the three-time title challenger and confront him in public. Wanderlei, clearly the aggressor in this situation, approached Chael and began yelling and pointing his finger, which led to a reaction from Sonnen. The three-time title challenger detailed the situation...

Chael Sonnen arm wrestles Cat Zingano

Chael Sonnen arm wrestles Cat Zingano Chael Sonnen challenges Cat Zingano to an arm wrestling match.

Zingano and Sonnen go head to head

While it wasn't exactly Billie Jean King against Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes, UFC Tonight co-host Chael Sonnen decided to pit his power against top ranked women's bantamweight fighter Cat Zingano on Wednesday night in an arm wrestling contest. Now to give the statistics for both of these competitors, Sonnen is currently competing at light heavyweight where he...

Chael Sonnen Responds To Taunts From Wanderlei Silva

 Chael Sonnen (29-13-1, pictured) recently took the opportunity, via UFC Tonight, to respond to recent taunts from Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1 (1nc)).At the Olympia Expo in Las Vegas, Wanderlei had chosen to verbally attack Sonnen, stating that the ‘American Gangster’  is “afraid of him” and that he’s “going to beat him up”.Sonnen has now had his say on things, stating...

Chael Sonnen fires back at Wanderlei Silva

UFC Tonight: Sonnen responds to Silva taunts Chael Sonnen fires back at Wanderlei Silva.

Ronda's armbar not a worry for Zingano

Three months removed from surgery to fix a torn ACL in her right knee, Cat Zingano is on the comeback trail, with her eyes set firmly on current UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. That's the scenario she's envisioning, the same one she was erased from when her injury happened. If things play out as she imagines, Zingano will have been blessed with the gift...

Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – October 3, 2013

Brian and Steve talk some MMA including the UFC winning a court case to sue the state of New York to get the sport legalized, the decision to have Jon Jones defend the light heavyweight championship against Glover Teixeira next rather than a rematch with Alexander Gustafsson, the latest war of words between Dana While and Ken Shamrock, if Shamrock and other legends should be invited...

UFC Tonight preview: Maia vs. Shields

In this week's episode of UFC Tonight , Kenny Florian and Chael Sonnen compared the fight games of Demain Maia and Jake Shields. This exciting matchup of similar styles will headline next week's UFC Fight Night . Both of these talented submission artists began their careers at middleweight and while Shields has bounced back and forth he's been fighting at 170lb since...
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