Wanderlei Silva Responds: Now I Will Beat You Sonnen, You Coward


Wanderlei Silva has been quick to fire back at Chael Sonnen’s recent challenge, going crazy via his youtube channel. The grizzly veteran makes it clear that he wants to fight Sonnen, and hurt him.

“I’m only waiting for the date and the location. Because the people want this fight and I want this fight,” Silva said. “Sonnen, I will beat you up, you coward. Sonnen is a lower level fighter, don’t listen to what that fool says. Now you’ve messed with the wrong guy and I will beat you up.”

“Sonnen, you are afraid of me, and I can see it in your eyes every time we meet,” Silva said. “And now I will get you Sonnen. Now I will get you. I will go into this fight not only to fight, but to hurt you. I won’t do it fast either; I want a five round main event. I don’t want just a co-main event, I want a full 30-minutes to punch your face.”

The video, posted below, shows Silva in all his classic glory, animated and aggressive. The sketchy lighting aside, it’s good to see that The Axe Murderer is motivated.

In light of his recent request to obtain PPV points before he would agree to fight Sonnen, this could indeed be a very smart ploy by Silva. This isn’t to say that Sonnen’s pasting of Shogun isn’t motivation enough.

We got to see an awesome version of Silva stand and trade with Brian Stann, although he may have taken a bit too much punishment in that fight. I just wonder what kind of Wand will come out against a guy with Sonnen’s wrestling ability.

I’m hoping, as is Wanderlei, that the fans will get behind this fight. So after you check out the full video below, hit up @Danawhite on twitter and big up this scrap.

  • Damn Wand must of got his ppv percentage that he was asking for, he is laying it on thick, and bullish

  • "Porrada" is such an awesome word….too bad It is very hard to translate without losing meaning…..anyway….Dana pay the man!!!

    • The UFC makes it so easy for Chael that its pathetic. They throw him dudes with no ground game so he can do his boring routine of hump after hump, pillow punch after pillow punch until he eventually spoons his way to another lack luster azz victory.

      I hope he fight Bones again.

  • 2:15 "Sonnen is only a man while he's hiding behind the cameras." kind of like what you are doing for 5 minutes?

    people only pay to see wanderlei get KO'd tbh. this will be his 6th KO loss in 11 fights

    • He also confronted Sonnen face to face. Sonnen said nothing in that encounter and then immediately started talking trash on the internet. I don't see hypocrisy here.

  • From a logical point of view, cowards generally aren't the ones calling guys out.

  • Dana (as if he's listening) just offer him the PPV cut – if he wins! That way you get the fight and you don't have to pay him the PPV 😉

  • As much as I would like to see it(a brawl like wand) sonnen is gonna utilized his wrestling skills and smother w.silva for 5 rounds.

    Shogun always pops up when taken down but sonnen made it look easy and never gave him a chance.

  • man, he seems really pissed. imagine the wand 10 years ago at pride-days…phuck! he would eat sonnen alive! but nowadays… he wont get ko'd by pillow-punch-sonnen. but i see a very good chance in getting defeated by epic lay n pray.

    im still rooting for silva!

  • I can see the Sonnen tweet: Someone should tell Wand that 5 rounds equals 25 minutes, not 30. Too many hits on the head. etc etc.

  • Sonnens answer to Silva


    peeing on his van 😀
    He's such a class act

  • Yo this language is so soft and musical that even when somebody like Silva talks it doesn't sound scary at all, like he is singing or something )))

  • If Wanderlei spends two thirds of his camp working on submissions from the bottom I think he can win. That said I don't think that he will do this. I will be hoping for Wandy to win but I will have Chael in the picks via decision.

  • Chael is my biggest idol in life, but everyone who says that Chael will beat Wandi 100% are fools. Where are guys who you better not to bet against: Dan Henderson, Wanderlei. This is mma everything is so unpredictible

  • Ivy

    Talk is cheap. I believe Chael is bigger, stronger, smarter, faster and is 100% the better wrestler and has better submissions. Chael's also not dumb enough to stand and bang with Wandy. Chael takes him down and looks for the sub rd 1.