Chael Sonnen: Wanderlei Silva Is Going To Claim He’s Hurt

Chael Sonnen: Wanderlei Silva Is Going To Claim He’s Hurt

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If you are looking forward to seeing Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally lock horns on May 31, don’t get your hopes up too high.

The two rivals are set to do battle following series 3 of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil which is currently underway, but according to “The American Gangster”, Silva has been acting very strange and he doesn’t think “The Axe Murderer” will show up on May 31:

“It’s one of those things where, something stinks here.” Sonnen told MMAFighting.com “He’s talking more than ever. He’s saying things like ‘Chael better not get hurt’ and ‘Chael better not fall out.’ I’ve never pulled out, ever. If I’m hurt or I’m sick, I just show up.

Never do I complain or I pull out. What that’s telling me, he’s going to claim he’s hurt. He’s just doing all these things to tip his hand here, and something stinks and I don’t know what it is, but something’s going on.”

Silva has been out of action now for over a year dealing with multiple injuries. The Pride legend hasn’t fought for over a year now since UFC on Fuel TV 8 where he knocked out Brian Stann in one of the most thrilling fights of the year.

The Brazilian appears to be back to full health and ready to fight, but Sonnen says that’s not the case. The former UFC middleweight title challenger said Silva never trained at all during the filming of the series while he was working away hard:

“I was with him on the set of The Ultimate Fighter, and I watched him every day not practice. It seemed like he watched me every day twice a day practice. I’d see him in the hallway and he’d see me covered in five or six pounds of sweat and he’d be walking in with fruit, he was always eating pears.

He’d be walking around with a pear in his hand as dry as can be and I thought ‘you don’t look like a guy who’s getting ready to fight,’ not a five round fight, particularly not when you’ve been out of the ring for a year. This just doesn’t make sense. He said, I need eight weeks, that’s all I need to get my body ready, and in eight weeks I’m going to get ready.”

Sonnen does seem to be serious here, but with everything he says you’re best taking it with a pinch of salt. For now the two rivals are scheduled to settle their differences next month at TUF: Brazil 3 Finale.

What do you make of Sonnen’s latest shenanigans?

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/highkick12 highkick12

    So either Sonnen gets caught by something or we see a lay and pray specialist go to work.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

      Yeah cause he was lay and praying Shogun right?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

    U never know with Sonnen.. but he's a straight up guy, he does not beat around the bush and surely he's not gonna lie about Silva not training during the TUF and if he really hasn't been training after being a year out, that does seem VERY odd, to say the least.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      " he's a straight up guy, he does not beat around the bush"

      Rated PG-13 8P

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DesiredUsername DesiredUsername

    Sonnen and his continuous (moot) attempts for relevancy in the sport. Give it up Chael and go back to money laundering or something else you're good at.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/apocalypse123 apocalypse123

      I remember reading this comment back in 2011. Funny stuff.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/WES22 WES22

    Eating pears must be good for something … I will try one tomorrow and I come to you all and let you know

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/abi abi

    Pectin?

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      That has to be a dirty word in some language. 8))

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    I think Wandi is a bit out of his element in this fight. When he starts his brawling swings, he'll end up on his back faster than a 2 dollar hooker.