Wanderlei Silva Goes Off On Chael Sonnen At Mr Olympia Expo


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!

  • Sorry Wand I didnt see any fear in Chaels eyes like you claim, if anything he was surprised for about 1 second that a English mumbling ape showed up in his face with a camera.

    • and further more Wand they offered you the fight, and you turned it down, now Chael is fighting Evans, and your still going on trying to be a bully yet can sign the dotted line.

      • The Nogueria brothers trying to feed a bus is still hilarious.

        • Ivy

          Nogueria petting the bus and trying to feed it a carrot at the same time, LOL. One of Chael's best lines eva

    • David

      I'm an expert in facial psychology. You are correct, what you saw was basically surprise.

    • I love waney, but he's talking about the most bada$$ Oregonian alive. Chael is gonna destroy him like he does to everyone who isn't Anderson/Bones

    • I like Wandy but this was a b**** move.

      Tries to start a fight with Chael in a public event on camera; claims he doesn't fight outside of the octagon.

      Says real men talk face to face; uses the internet to show us he has been knocked out too many times.

      Tells us Chael is running scared from him; doesn't sign a contract to fight him.

      Seems Legit.

  • Big fan of wand but he doesn't stand a chance agains chael

  • never liked that WWE style, but wanderlei can do whatever he wants to hype a fight against someone like chael!! he is a true legend in and outside the cage/ring! i will never root against him!!

    war wand

  • Wand will kill Chael, if the fight standing, Chael will lose teeth!!

    • D

      IF…Last time I checked, this isn't kickboxing. Chael is allowed to take Wanderlei down. There is absolutely nothing Wanderlei can do about it. He'll spend 97% of this fight on his back.

      • The profile pic alone earns exempt.

  • Seriously, Wand is just hyping himself for the money now. I don't like that. I also don't him to get that fight because it's another easy win for Chael, he's to strong of a wrestler for Wand, if he handled Shogun that way Wand will be a piece of cake. Also Wandy when you're hyping a fight you'll clearly lose don't promise to hurt him for your fans because you're going to disappoint them heavily. Technically Wand can't disappoint his fans or MMA fans in general at this point in his career he's earned the respect from all and deserves any fight he wants, just wish he didn't want this 1 so bad. I'd love to see him go out with a bang verse another striker. I really wish the next UFC event in Japan would be like "Pride Lives Again" and they fought with Pride rules, I'd love to see Shogun, Wandy, the Nogs, Hendo, and all the boys fight with those rules. 1 last night of Head stomps and soccer kicks lol

  • I'm a big fan of both…would love to see this go down, reminds me of High School, all the talks the taunting, the walking up to someone talking ****, giving the meanest face. oh wait, I still do that with my 12 year old niece.

  • WWE – SMH

  • D

    There's just so much stupidity here.

    1) Wandy, Chael is not afraid of you. He called you out, because he knows he's a terrible matchup for you, and will wipe the octagon floor with your back. He didn't back down from you in this video at all.

    2) Stop talking about how "real men talk face to face" in videos used to send messages via the internet. It's just plain stupid.

    3) Don't make this about the people of Brazil. Now you're going to let down your country as well as yourself.

  • My message to Wandy: Pay-per-view buys or not, you should have accepted the fight Wandy. You're one of my favorite fighters but if you are going to pick a fight this hard (chasing Chael down at tradeshows) then you have to have some give and take with Dana White to get the fight done. The Twitter idea of getting fans involved was great but I guess Dana needs more.

    On Dana White's side: Instead of having Chael fight Rashad I would like to see Dana White give more time and effort to making the fight between Wandy and Chael happen.

  • Sonnen probably dialed Chris Leben's number in record time!

  • Come on Ladies….this is a good build up….Wand is learning how to play de game and sell a fight to make some cash….No one seems to complain when Chael is the bully….

    • Almost coming to blows at conventions, at a uncontrolled envoirment, with the potential of fans getting involved or hurt, come on Brasil.

    • Brasil, I understand that Chael was offensive to the people from Brasil but even you have to admit Chael's stuff was his attempt at being funny. C'mon: Nogueria's trying to feed a bus?!?! That was a joke. Silva is serious – except that he was standing alone in his back yard yelling at a camera for 2 min – that part was funny/sad. I love Silva – he was a monster in Pride but this is looking pathetic. Threatening Chael in public? Calling him out but then refusing to take the fight? It's getting sad.

      • I couldn't agree more about the funny/sad situation….However, Dana needs to open his wallet and offer PPV. This guy is worse than Don King when it comes to underpaying fighters. If a legend of the sport like wanderlie can't get PPV dollars imagine how many other worthy guys are going to get robbed as well.

        UFC start you on 10k. You fight 6 or 7 times for the organization and make your way up to earning 30k show money. Then you are either too injured or starting to lose to get any real money. Thats life in the UFC. The exception is a small minority who become champions and earn millions. The rest are underpaid slaves that fill cards and get banged up in the process.

      • At Sonnen's show on Fox he stated before Big Nog / Mir fight that Big Nog should have been ranked higher at that stage in his career, giving valid reasons why. Wandy is taking this sh!t too seriously. He doesn't hate Brazil, he just hates you. I would have love to see both guys trade blows, had Wandy accepted the fight.

    • D

      Build up to what?

      Wanderlei turned down the fight with Chael when it was offered. This is nothing more than hot air.

  • Ivy

    Wanderlei has been hit in the head too many times to think rational. He is going to get dumped on his back and submitted by Chael in round 1.

  • I wonder if Chael got in his head

  • What are you guy`s on about, it looked staged to me.

  • also swearing with women and children about does`nt look to good on the UFC either.

  • Not a fan of Chael but he's a gamer! he'll fight anyone and he call you out Wandy so….enough with the long *** videos where you keep saying you are gonna do this or that to him,let your fight do the talking! the videos drag btw,trying to create too much fear creates lil' fear,lol!

  • Easy Win For Chael….Seriously, Just to easy…..

  • Did Chael P actually want a camera turned off? Wow. Sorry Wanderlei, but Sonnen looked just as angry as you did.

  • This might actually be the douchiest video of all time.

  • Regarding Wandi's letter of acceptance fro the fight offered……guess Wandi didn't get the memo huh?