TUF Brazil Fighter That Attacked Chael Sonnen Gets Thrown Off The Show

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been locked in a battle of words for what seems like an eternity. The two have taken opposing sides on the latest season of TUF: Brazil, and actually came to blows on the set while filming. The fight is rumoured to be legitimate, but you never know when Uncle Chael is involved.

The latest drama surrounding Sonnen is not about a scuffle with Silva, but an alleged incident with one of Silva’s fight team. The name of the supposed attacker is yet to be made public, but the word on the grapevine is that fighter Andrei Didas was the culprit.

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Check out what Sonnen had to say about the incident to Off The Record:

“I’m not positive on the name, I never met the gentleman. I never did, and after the whole thing happened, he got thrown out. You know, and to quote Dana White… Dana White told him he ought to be arrested. But, I never did meet him. I’m not sure.”

Sonnen’s jives and tirades about the nation of Brazil have certainly given a lot of people ammunition in the past; only months ago he was attacked by an irate Brazilian fan, and the scuffle with Wand’s fight team comes as no surprise to most fans.

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The ‘War on Brazil’ started for Sonnen when he was booked to face Anderson Silva for the first time at UFC 117. ‘The People’s Champ’ did not mince his words when slating ‘The Spider’, publicly disrespecting Silva’s home country at every opportunity.

What was originally meant to be a selling point for a fight has actually turned out to be a big part of Sonnen’s image. Whether or not he wants to be known as the guy who hates Brazilian’s, Chael P seems to be stuck with that moniker. It was always going to be risky sending Sonnen in to enemy territory, so he showed a lot of balls going down south.

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Getting sucker punched on set is never a great moment, but it has added some more drama to a seemingly flat show (so far at least). With the UFC’s expansion in to the global market, shows like TUF Brazil, China and Nations are coming and going without really making a splash. Could this just turn out to be another example of orchestrated chaos?