Brazilian MMA Fans sound off on Chael SonnenPosted on August 25, 2011, 09:06 PM by Trent Reinsmith
News broke earlier this week that Chael Sonnen would not be traveling to Brazil to corner his training partner Yushin Okami when he faces Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 134. Sonnen, citing a request from one of Okami’s sponsors and the threat of arrest backed out of his planned trip.
Had Sonnen made the trip, suffice it to say that he would not have had the red carpet rolled out for him upon his arrival. The highly ranked middleweight has seized every opportunity afforded to him to disparage Brazilian fighters such as Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida and the Nogueira brothers.
Ariel Helwani is in Brazil and he recently spoke to some Brazilian MMA fans to get their take on the UFC’s return to Brazil as well as their opinion of Chael Sonnen.
Further Reading: Chael Sonnen will Not be joining Yushin Okami at UFC 134