Chael Sonnen: I'm an American gangster, Wanderlei Silva is an immigrant from Brazil (Video)Posted on July 6, 2011, 03:08 PM by Joey Santosus
"Wanderlei tells me that he's going to send me to the dentist. And I'm thinking, 'the receptionist generally sets those appointments, but if you know the phone number to my local dentist, I guess you could.' Then I'm thinking, 'Is he threatening me? I'm an American gangster, you are an immigrant from Brazil. Are you sure you want to go down this road with me? That's a threat? (...) Hey Wanderlei, let me give you a threat. I will cut the power to your house and do a home invasion. You will hear me climbing up the stairs in a pair of night vision goggles I bought in the back of 'Solder of Fortune' magazine. The next thing you'll hear is me picking the lock of your bedroom door and taking a photograph of you in bed with the Nogueira brothers working on your jiu-jitsu. I will post said photograph at www.DorksFromBrazil.com with password: not required, username: not required."
"I should be the reigning champion. I punch (Anderson Silva) 300 times, he punches me a couple and they call him the champion? In what parallel universe does that make you the winner? I am the champion. I've been the champion. Anderson's ribs have the exact same problem that his hands and his feet have, they're attached to a cowardly person. For Anderson to say that he wasn't 100-percent, I completely believe him. Who cares? But yeah, do I think his ribs where hurt? Sure. Why would I think they weren't? He's the only one who could tell if they were hurt."
It appears Chael Sonnen is wasting little time picking up where he left off, taking aim at Anderson Silva, Black House, and Wanderlei Silva. Sonnen was recently relieved of his CSAC mandated suspension, making him free to apply for his fight license in any state he pleases. When or whom he will face upon his return is still unclear, however the Team Quest fighter spoke candidly about his desire to fight former Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida ("or the karate guy at 205 pounds") during an interview at last weekend's UFC 132.
Prior to his suspension, Sonnen was expected to get an immediate rematch against Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva following his oh-so-close submission loss to "The Spider" at UFC 117. After nearly a year-long hiatus though, where exactly Sonnen fits into the title mix is up for debate, but will likely be heavily dependant on whether Yushin Okami is successful in his attempt at dethroning Silva at UFC 134 in August.