Chael Sonnen to Anderson Silva: You can have the teeth, but the victory is minePosted on June 27, 2012, 09:13 AM by Anton Gurevich
Number one contender for the UFC Middleweight title, Chael Sonnen, has finally responded to comments made by Anderson Silva during last Monday's intense UFC 148 media call. Silva promised Mixed Martial Arts fans around that he will punish Chael Sonnen for every disrespectful word that came out of his mouth during last two years. However, it looks like Chael Sonnen is not intimidated by Anderson Silva's ill will.
Speaking via UFC Tonight, Sonnen once again declared he will leave the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with UFC Middleweight title around his waist, adding that he already went through every single one of the injuries mentioned by "The Spider":
"Well it was nice to see the real Anderson Silva come through. Ya know, the guy's a dirtbag, like I've told you for years. He made a lot of statements like, he's gonna break my teeth, he's gonna break my jaw and beak my skull. Ya know, I've fought 49 men. It's not as if I've never been to the orthodontist before, or my jaw reset or my scalp stapled shut in the ER. There's a couple things he didn't say he was gonna do, starting with beating me, starting with breaking my spirit and leaving with the victory, cuz he's not. Go ahead. Take the the teeth, take the jaw, take the staples in the head, whatever other crap he's gonna do. We're in the a fistfight in a steel cage on a Saturday night, anyway. I kind of expect it. I think he was one off from saying, 'I'm gonna give you a knuckle sandwich.' I'm kinda sitting there thinking, 'Well, duh. We're in the middle of a cage fight, dummy!'" (MMAMania.com)
Chael Sonnen is 27-11-1 in his MMA campaign, competing since 1997.
UFC President Dana White stated on the call that he expects UFC 100 pay-per-view numbers from Silva vs. Sonnen II. White declared on numerous occasions that he considers UFC 148 to be one of the biggest sporting events this year, and without any doubt the biggest fight in UFC history.