Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen really don’t like each other, it’s been well documented. From Sonnen basically insulting all of Brazil in general, to Wanderlei’s crazy video rants and now the two can’t be in the same arena without almost coming to blows.
Silva recently released a WWE style call out video, announcing that Sonnen was afraid to fight and that he would avenge Shogun’s loss. Wandy has had an up and down career since joining the UFC, dropping losses to Chris Leben, Rich Franklin x2, Chuck Liddell and Quinton Jackson.
Silva and Sonnen were rumoured to be fighting at UFC 167, but Silva’s request to take a cut of the PPV’s was not taken well by the UFC brass. Chael P will now face Rashad Evans at 167, and Silva remains without an opponent.
The video below is footage of Wanderlei Silva confronting Chael Sonnen at the Mr. Olympia expo. Silva is clearly the aggressor in what could be viewed as a ploy to build the beef, hopefully gaining Silva a PPV cut, if the two ever fight.
I agree with Silva that he should get a PPV cut, the guy is a freaking legend. I don’t like the way fighters have to go about getting it these days, an exciting style with finishes just isn’t enough any more. You have to sell you brand. That being said, Wand is very good as selling himself as the scariest mother fudger on the planet.
Check out the video courtesy of Wanderlei’s youtube channel, and stay tuned to Lowkick!