Anderson Silva: Chael Sonnen is "a loser in every sense" and "wasn't a tough opponent"Posted on June 1, 2011, 04:47 PM by Joey Santosus
“You have to find the best people to train with, and I think [Okami] chose wrong. I’d never align myself with a loser, a loser in every sense. He didn’t win the fight [between us] and got caught doping. You want to be a champion? Get with good people, with winners. Moreover, Sonnen wasn’t a tough opponent for me. I was injured with cracked ribs and fought five rounds. If I hadn’t been injured, the fight would have been different. - For more, visit Sherdog.com
While many consider Chael Sonnen to be the toughest opponent that "The Spider" has faced in his UFC career, it appears that the champ would disagree. The two met last August in the main event at UFC 117, a bout in which Silva was controlled and pounded on for nearly 25 mins. Though Sonnen was clearly on course to a unanimous decision victory, he found himself caught in a triangle-armbar and was forced to tap out with less than two-minutes remaining on the clock. In the time since, the consensus number two Middleweight in the world has found himself in hot water for a positive drug test and federal money laundering charges, all of which have and will continue to keep him sidelined.
Up next for Silva will be perennial contender Yushin Okami, who currently trains alongside Sonnen and is the last fighter to claim a victory over the Brazilian. After nearly being skipped over in favor of a Silva vs. St. Pierre superfight, it was announced that Okami would, indeed, get his long awaited crack at the title at UFC 134, set for August 27th in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As is to be expected, Sonnen has since taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on the remarks:
"Its hard to respond to Anderson. He's so effeminate, that nothing you can say to/about him could be worse than what God already dished out."
"He hasn't put up a fight since Forrest Griffin, which is about as notable as getting your hand held by a stripper. NEXT.