Chael Sonnen accepts gift of Brazilian flagPosted on August 16, 2011, 03:02 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Chael Sonnen has made it very clear that he not a fan of certain Brazilian MMA fighters, topping that list is current UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Sonnen’s last fight in the UFC was against Silva and he seemed well on his way to defeating Silva in that bout until a Sonnen was forced to submit to a triangle choke armbar combination.
In the below video Sonnen speaking of the loss says, “I was devastated, it was horrible.”
Sonnen also addresses the training offer that was extended to him from Demian Maia, an offer to teach Sonnen triangle defense. In response, a smiling Sonnen says he would be happy to take "Mr. Maia" up on the offer.
Sonnen is then asked about his negative comments about Brazil and Brazilians, he then proceeds to rip Wanderlei Silva.
To end the interview, the Brazilian interviewer presents Sonnen a gift of a Brazilian flag, a gift he accepts and promises to treat with great respect, but he stops short of agreeing to end the beef between him and the fighters he has been focusing on.