Anderson Silva Unleashed: Full Transcript with Translations from UFC 148 Media Call

July 3, 2012
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As UFC 148 approached, most people expected the same type of pre-fight banter between champion Anderson Silva and challenger Chael Sonnen.

Sonnen would unleash his normal verbal barrage attacking Silva at every turn, attacking him personally, professionally and even taking pot shots at his home country of Brazil, and in turn the champion would scoff at Sonnen’s outrageous statements and wait untl the fight to show what he’s really made of.

Well that all changed this past Monday when Silva turned the tables on Sonnen and changed a routine pre-fight media conference call into the Anderson Silva show complete with threats that ranged from sending Sonnen to the emergency room to the fact that what he’s about to do on July 7 will forever change the way people look at MMA.

Here is the full transcript of the questions and answers with Anderson Silva with exact translations from Portuguese to English as provided by Brazilian reporter Fernando Kallas:

Question: Some of things Chael has said things like he didn’t know that they had the internet in Brazil, are clearly supposed to be ironic, but did he step over the line when he talked about your wife?

Anderson Silva: This dude is a criminal! He’s the scum of our sport. This dude doesn’t deserve to be in the UFC. He he’s a guy who had problems with the law in America. A guy who got caught on doping. A guy that doesn’t respect anything. This dude is an imbecile! And on the 7th of July I’m gonna break his entire face and all his teeth. I’m gonna rip all his teeth out of his mouth.

Question: Anderson looking back at that first fight against Chael do you believe you took him lightly in that fight, why was it such a difficult fight for you until the fifth round?

Anderson Silva: Listen, who lives out from the past are museums. I don’t live in the past. I’m gonna beat him again. There is not much to talk. I’m going to give him a beating! He’s listening, the time for the child to play is over. It doesn’t matter if he keeps saying silly things and whatever else he wants to say now. Talk is over. We are getting closer to the the time of truth. And I’m not hurt, I’m 100%… I’m gonna break his face! I’m gonna expel him from the UFC! He’s gonna have a beating like he never had in his life. I’m gonna beat him so he can learn some manners. I’m gonna give him the beating that his mummy and daddy should have gave him when he was a kid so he can learn some matters. Learn to respect other people and other countries!

Question: The first fight with Chael one of the surprising things was how much he outstruck you several times in the fight because you’re considered the top striker in the UFC, so I’m sure you’ll adjust to that, but how will you keep from being underneath him with Chael Sonnen on top of you for the better part of 4 ½ rounds?

Anderson Silva: Listen, from the bottom, the top, the side, on our feet… I’m going to beat him again. This time he’s gonna get beat up! Beat up! The small talk is over. When we get inside the cage, he’s gonna swallow everyone of his teeth. I’m gonna rip tooth from tooth from his mouth. Everyone of them! After I finish, a lot of people are going to be scared about the path that our sport is going to take. I’m dedicated, focus, prepared and, most of all, on a mission to make something that anybody did before at the UFC: break every single bone of Sonnen’s body. He’s gonna walk out with his face broken, arms broken, legs broken. I’m gonna break him up entirely. He’s listening. He’s gonna get his ass kicked. He’s gonna get a beatdown. He’ll need a stretch to get out from the octagon!

Question: Anderson obviously this stuff with Chael has been very personal over the last couple of years, but for you personally where does this fight rank in your legacy of the sport?

Anderson Silva: He didn’t affect me on my personal life. It’s all business. It’s professional fighting and I’m gonna get his ass kicked and give him a beatdown anyway. He’s gonna learn to respect Brazil, our fighters and the people that made and developed the sport that he practice. And forget about his wrestling. I’m gonna beat him up! Beat him up! I’m gonna break him up! This guy is a thug, a bum, a punk and I’m gonna give him a beating like he never got in his life. I’m gonna beat him because his mother never beat him. Never educated him.

So I’m gonna beat him up, I’m gonna rip his teeth off, I’m gonna break his arms and his legs. This dude will never talk trash about another fighter. I’m gonna break him up! You guys are not understanding what I’m saying, please pay attention, I’m serious, you guys can’t imagine what is going to happen. The time for playing is over! No more playing around! No more mister nice guy. He is going to be beat up! No more talk. Now is time for ass kicking! For brawling! He never had his ass kicked like i’m gonna do.

Question: In the documentary ‘Like Water’ we saw a much different build up to the last fight, what’s the biggest difference in your mindset now versus let’s say when you were doing that documentary leading into that fight?

Anderson Silva: It won’t be much different from the last fight. Last time he lost. Now, he’s going to lose and he’ll leave the cage all broken up. He’ll need plastic surgery!

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  • alanblack

    Obviously Anderson is planning another sub victory. He said he’ll beat chaels ass to bits a dozen time in the interview, trying to make him think a stand up fight is coming. Itll be another sub

  • b-soc

    Chael, I’d take this serious. Rich Franklin’s nose required multiple surgeries and will never be the same………………….and he liked and respected Rich!!!!

  • rsnowbass

    I’m not personally invested in this fight. Don’t really care who wins but I would like to see Silva get a beatdown moreso than Sonnen. I’d also like to see what a motivated Spider looks like in the octagon.

    I’m sold. Can’t wait to watch!

  • pooby

    Either this article needs to be proofread, or Ed Soares is a terrible translator. “…learn some matters”? Huh?

    I’m thinking either Silva was in a really bad mood when he took this call or he just wants this to be the biggest UFC ever so he can make another load to throw on his retirement pile.

    • GiovanniB

      I think the article needs to be proof read. I think they’re just putting it in poor English to make people think this is actually how Silva would say it in his broken English; which is actually a dumb thing to do because supposedly someone translated this. I don’t think it was Ed Sores, though.

      Anyway, I hope Sonnen is prepared because the Anderson that is going to fight him is going to be one hell of a scary dude. Though, if he’s that angry that may well play against him too. He can claim all he wants, but he’s emotionally involved in this fight and sometimes that is not a wise thing to do; but then again, that maybe very well be all he needed (e.g. someone to disrespect him, his wife, his family, his team and his country) in order for him to give it his best and put a beating on Sonnen in the name of all the people his representing.

      Hell, if Sonnen said he would slap my wife in the ass and ask her to make him a burger I don’t care if he’s a professional fighter, I’ll grab a bat, a gun or whatever and teach him to respect my wife.

      Anyway, I like both guys, but I think after this fight Silva will become more of a legend and the best there has ever been. Even better than Fedor or possibly future record setter Jon Jones. I can’t wait for Saturday to watch this one from start to finish!!!

      • fsunoles09

        a puss resorts to the gun or weapons in general.be a man and take the ass whippings you get handed.

        • gnodeb

          yes, just because Sonnen is MMA fighter. If he is guitar hero master you should play that game better then him and that will make him respect you?

          He tapped, gave up, admit he is bitten. We know that wasn’t enough. Bullet won’t make a man of Sonnen but it will fix a problem for sure :P

      • gregmumford

        I would do the exact same thing if someone disrespected my wife like that too! Sonnen took it too far when he brought that into it. I can’t wait for the fight! Should be a good one!

    • Triggerman99

      It says right in the beginning that this was translated exactly by an independent reporter from Portuguese to English. Sometimes its not possible to translate exact words or phrases into another language, so thats probably what happened here. have you ever heard the term “lost in translation”? That’s what this probably is.

      Its not the writer of the article or Ed Soares’ fault.

  • OMAHAK1LLA

    Play the National anthem UFC ! I think MMA would grow far more than ever imagined ! Not that it isn’t bigtyme now ,i just think since the biggest mma business started here in the U S , it should cherish its american fighters and make them feel like they got a homefield advantage fighting in the U S and would make our MMA heros that much more proud to be american fighters that fight at home. EVERY SPORT PLAYS THE NATIONAL ANTHEM . Its a song you hear and it should pump you up and make you realize your lucky to be able to watch such great events !WARAMERICANFIGHTERS!

  • andthenisaid

    I could not agree more. Such a simple idea, and a brilliant one at that.

    • OMAHAK1LLA

      thanks

  • kevstinx

    I didn’t realise this was an Olympic event?

  • markrenton

    I love that Silva snapped and finally said what he’s been thinking this whole time. Say what you will about Sonnen, but I believe this was his plan all along. By talking trash, a guy who typically makes 35k a fight and has been submitted 8 times will get to fight the GOAT… again…and make millions off of it.

    Anderson was pissed off at Okami for the DQ loss and look what he did to him…

    “I’m gonna rip tooth from tooth from his mouth.” Awesome.