Wand Thinks Sonnen Is A Good Clown

Posted on July 25, 2013, 07:12 PM by Brian Cox
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“BJPenn.com” caught up with Wanderlei Silva this week and other than his coaching duties and the pride that he takes in his students, the big topic of conversation was Chael Sonnen, his upcoming fight with Shogun Rua and Silva’s own thoughts on the bout and a potential match, between himself and “The American Gangster”.

Of Sonnen’s fight with Rua, Silva believes that “Shogun is going to finish his career” and even went so far as to say that he was going to bet the fight and place some money on Rua. However, bets aside and regardless of a win or a loss, Sonnen has just signed a new 5 fight contract and instead of retiring, will be moving back down to middleweight.

Taking that into consideration, Silva is open to fighting Sonnen and says that “yeah, it’s a good fight, he’s a good fighter, it’s interesting for the public, and it’s interesting for the UFC. I have no choice…the guy is offered to me, they offer to me, for sure.”

On the subject of whether or not Sonnen is good for the sport, Silva believes that he is and that he shouldn’t be blamed for knowing how to promote himself. However, “The Axe Murderer” also believes that people shouldn’t take Sonnen too seriously and that he’s a joker, who says a great deal of stuff that is not true.

To make the finer point, Silva had great fun describing Sonnen as a “clown” who wears a fake nose, oversized shoes, a funny hat and white make-up on his face.  

Silva closed out the interview by inviting any and all down to his Vegas gym, for a Saturday (12 noon) practice.

He is an impossible guy not to love and like and if I were in Vegas I’d take him up on his offer, even if it was only to meet him and shake his hand.


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  • enjoylife321
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    Good video. Seems wanderlei has eased up on Chael Sonnen.

    I'd like to see Wanderlie go after Chael in the cage.

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  • Entity
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    I think Wandi has had too many losses and doesnt want to take any fights right now that could nullify his game and add another loss. Especially to a guy who has trashed him.

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  • enjoylife321
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    @Entity.....Wanderlei has to be the most popular Brazilian now especially after Anderson Silva's recent fall from Grace. But I think your right, he seems happy to go with the flow and only take fights that seem appealing to keeping his longevity and career going.

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  • Ivy
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    Wandy has had how many plastic surgeries and he's saying Chael looks like a clown?
    Shut up and fight.

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  • Cookie77
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    Just so everyone know Wandy got the surgery to fix his breathing through his nose and NOT to make him look good..... If it was to make him look good I Would be asking for my money back...

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  • Entity
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    oh give him a break, hes always been a warrior.

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  • GianGiacommo G
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    Regardless of the Shogun fight outcome this 2 will meet down the line,I believe Chael new 5 fight deal will be his last fights and he clearly stated that he's not going anywhere before fighting Wand...Good to see BJ's site around doing some work,cool stuff!

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  • Hurricane2k
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    Shogun is not going to finish anything , even if its not Cheal's night next week we wil still see him fight again he has signed a 5 fight deal and after that i bet you he wil go work for FOX , So Cheal is here to stay for sure ! About the Shogun fight i realy think its going to be a good fight , Iam for one not counting Cheal out thats for sure ..

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  • Kevin
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    Well I can understand Wand's response. I don't think he would back out of a fight with anyone, the guy use to fight in open weight classes. However; stylistically, fighting Chael is a poor match up for him.

    If you want to see an entertaining fight, put him up against another banger. If you want to see a "bad blood" tilt, then sure Chael would work. I just don't see Wand being able to get off his back against Chael.

    Reply 9 months ago