Anderson Silva Unleashes, Promises Chael Sonnen Will Never Be the Same Again

June 25, 2012
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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 117If there was an easy way to describe Anderson Silva prior to Monday, it was that he could easily be called the silent assassin.

As deadly as any fighter that’s ever stepped foot into the UFC Octagon, Silva has always let his devastating strikes and submissions do the talking for him when it came to the standard trash talk prior to fights.

Well, that all changed when Silva met with the media on Monday during the UFC 148 pre-fight conference call.

Usually reserved in the past, Silva has always seemed to laugh off the comments made by opponent Chael Sonnen as childish and immature, but somewhere over the last few months, the UFC’s most dominant champion ever snapped.

“Well first of all, Chael is a criminal, he’s been convicted of crimes, he doesn’t deserve to be in the Octagon and when the time comes and the time is right, I’m going to break his face, and break every one of his teeth in his mouth,” Silva unleashed as soon as the call started.

For the next nearly 30 minutes, Silva explained in graphic detail how he plans on putting Sonnen away on July 7. If the challenger was looking for a fight, it appears he’s found one.

The normally calm Anderson Silva disappeared, and the giant inside awoke, as he threatened to literally end Sonnen’s career when they face off in the main event of UFC 148.

“Right now, I’m focused on what’s going to happen in the next few weeks and right now the playtime is over. I’m going to beat Chael’s ass like it’s never been beat before. The joke is over, there’s no more talking, I know he’s on the line listening and the game’s over. I’m going to beat his ass out of the UFC. He’s never going to want to fight again after I’m done with him,” said Silva.

“It doesn’t matter if I’m on the bottom, the side, the top, it doesn’t matter – Chael Sonnen’s going to get his ass kicked like he’s never gotten his ass kicked before. What I’m going to do inside the Octagon is something that’s going to change the image of the sport. I’m going to beat his ass like he’s never been beaten before. I’m going to make sure that every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broke, his legs are broke, he’s not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself. I can guarantee that.”

The fiery responses had the media on the call and just about everyone watching the situation unfold on social networking sites in a frenzy as Silva has never been a fighter to open up with such a venomous verbal barrage.

As he goes for his 10th consecutive title defense, a record that Silva already owns in UFC history, he’s adamant that this fight is just as important as all the rest when it comes to his legacy in the sport.

Fighters are often known for not only being great champions, but for their greatest rivalries. Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier, and Anderson Silva has Chael Sonnen.

“I’m just going to make him pay and make him eat everything that he’s said, not only about myself, but about our country, about everything. I’m going to make him pay and make sure that he never disrespects any Brazilian, any fighter. I’m going to beat him maybe the way his parents should have beat him to maybe teach him some manners because he’s disrespectful, he’s a criminal, and I’m going to beat him up like he’s never been beat before,” Silva stated.

“The game’s over. I’m not playing anymore.”

The last time Silva and Sonnen faced off, it was Sonnen who got the best of the champion for 20-plus minutes before succumbing to a late triangle choke submission that ended the fight.

Silva promises the outcome this time will be the same except Chael Sonnen won’t be controlling much of anything except choosing the physical therapy that will be needed after the necessary hospital care he’ll need when the fight is over.

“There’s going to be no difference in the end. The first time we fought he stepped out the loser and he’s going to step out losing again this time,” said Silva. “The only difference this time, he’s going to have to go see a plastic surgeon after the fight.”

And with that Anderson Silva’s time on the UFC 148 conference call was over, but the message was sent and received by everyone listening, including Chael Sonnen. This is an angry and focused Anderson Silva and that could be a very scary prospect come July 7 in Las Vegas.


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  • RubeKegal

    My money’s on Chael.

    • TKD

      I wish I could place a wager with you. I’d bet it all on Silva.

      • RubeKegal

        We can do a gentlemans bet thru Paypal if you’d like. Let me know.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000468891939 liemianbresenio

    He’s inside your HEEeEeEaAaddd….

    • RubeKegal

      Anderson is going to be hiding behind Dean in this one.

  • BlackWolf_8

    silva trying to sell the fight,by lowering himself to sonnen standard.

    • jonnypatrick

      He is already lower than Sonnen! He was on the cover of the Rolling Stone posing as Michael Jackson, how much lower can the smuck go????? Not to mention the article a few months back that he talked about being a metrosexual in, and how he is a fan of victoria sectret products. Lame, Chael is a Manimal and is going to destroy Anderson Silva.

      • RubeKegal

        LOL! 2nd best post of the year!

  • zacharydetal

    I believe what Silva is saying. I think Chael actually pissed him off and now Chael is going to lose again. It seems like some ppl are acting like Silva doesn’t have the ability to absolutely destroy Chael. TRT can’t save him.

    • TKD

      Some of these people are acting as though Silva should be nervous. Sonnen is going to be beaten, and not in the last round this time. It will be quicker and much more one-sided than the last fight.

      • jonnypatrick

        No one thinks Silva should be nervous, I think we all know Silva is nervous. He barely won the 1st fight, i’m sure Ed Soares will have the excuses ready when he suffers his first loss! I can’t wait, go Chael!!!

        • jonnypatrick

          In the UFC that is.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000468891939 liemianbresenio

            That’s one thing people have all but forgotten about. And yet there is no counter to the argument. At the end of the day: LEGLOCK.GIF

  • b-soc

    I agree. Chael had the opportunity two years ago. He had a nearly unbeatable fighter beaten because of Silva’s injury and being roided out of his skull. I think this time, Silva makes adjustments and decimates Chael inside of two rounds. I think people forget that even if you rooted for Chael, you should be glad Silva won because Chael would have been stripped of the title and the division would have been messed up.

  • JesseShredderMalloy

    Chael is winning the mental war, now it’s time for him to grab that belt!

    • RubeKegal

      +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.moseley.5 michaelmoseley

    I don’t see how you can be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts and not respect Anderson Silva and see him for what he really is, which is the best MMA fighter that has lived. If he isn’t, who is? Chael Sonnen is a good fighter with a whole lot of skill, but he is in the wrong era because he will always be in the shadow under Silvas spot light, just like Koscheck to GSP, and Ortiz to Liddell, they are good fighters but they all have that one Great that will always overshadow. Even if Chael defeats Silva in knockout fashion, he will never come close to having the Legacy that Silva has. Chael’s record speaks for itself.

  • rsnowbass

    Seems Sonnen has taken the Spider out of his element once again.

    On the flipside, I am excited to see what a truly motivated Silva looks like in the cage…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=762009553 chrisgalloway

    Chael didn’t beat Anderson last time… he held him down for 4 rounds… this is MMA not wrestling… and Chael promotes this sport like he is in the WWE not the UFC… he is a complete waste to the image of this sport and has no respect… key part of MMA is its a Martial Art… key foundation in Martial Arts is RESPECT…. I can’t wait for Anderson to end this in stunning fashion… a calm Spider is Deadly in the Octagon… wow imagine a pissed off and determined Spider!!!!

    • RubeKegal

      Did you see Nog try to feed the bus a carrot?

    • fsunoles09

      did you watch the first fight? chael rocked em a few times buddy and was hittin em was some decent ground and pound.

    • macgrubber

      “key foundation in Martial Arts is RESPECT”

      Not in my dojo bro. Key foundation in the macgrubber school of mma is kicking ass.

      • phrankthetank

        Ahh the infamous macgrubber school of MMA, where everyone’s an expert at online tough talk.

        • dathump

          macgrubbers, kicking online ass since mom left for work

          • phrankthetank

            C’mon, let’s be fair. Macgrubber is so good at bjj he’s never ever been armbarred in training.

          • RubeKegal

            and he thinks GSP and Rory are dating too!!

  • phrankthetank

    Well… Chael did what he wanted to do… Now he has to deal with the consequences. That is one angry Anderson silva.

  • adam1848

    “Chael Sonnen’s going to get his ass kicked like he’s never gotten his ass kicked before.”

    Enough said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002816695290 mikelapointe

    I used to like chael-until he started talking so much shit.his time is running out and he is gonna find out what happens when you talk shit.

    • phrankthetank

      You mean things like massive media exposure, 2 title shots in 4 fights, a bigger pay cheque and more sponsors?

  • http://www.facebook.com/yannick.messaoud yannickmessaoud

    Sonnen barley beat Bispine last time, is cardio was awful, i really hope that he prepared differently for this fight because if not he is going to lose.

    All that talk but Silva is a very dangerous fighter and never to be under estimated, yeah last time Sonnen was amazing but this time around i am like ?????????

    Still going to be an amazing fight.

  • B-rok

    I wanted chael to win the first time but the fact that chael cheated has changed my mind. I refuse to root for any fighter who uses trt. No other sport allows for this garbage!

    • RubeKegal

      Look at the size of Anderson’s melon. You really think he never used any questionable supplements? His head looks bigger than Barry Bonds.

      • B-rok

        Well as far as I know he doesn’t use a trt exemption and has always pissed clean. Chael is a confirmed cheater!

        • RubeKegal

          At least he is 100% into it!

          • yellowmonkey

            Rube. . . you serious? awful comment.

            b-rok, i agree. anyone with a trt background gives me cause to root against them.

          • RubeKegal

            yellowmonkey, that was called sarcasm. Look it up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jbispo4 jairbispo

    No final do combate sonnen se arrependerá de todos os insultos direcionados ao Anderson e a todo povo Brasileiro. ARREBENTA ele ANDERSON!!

    • RubeKegal

      Anderson Silva tentou me Sandusky. Meu cornhole teria certamente sido violados se eu não tivesse usado o meu estado do cinto de castidade art.

      Translation to english:

      Anderson Silva tried to Sandusky me. My cornhole would have certainly been voilated had I not worn my state of the art chastity belt.

  • juniorbra

    Chael is a garbage just like his fans!!!!!!!! Criminal, cheater , coward etc!!!!!!

  • Booker T

    Let’s get the belt back to the good old USA!!!! oh no. Now I’m going to hear it from the anti- USA liberal basturds. lol

    • RubeKegal

      I’m with you Booker. I know, it’s not the cool thing to be Pro USA today. We must be racist rednecks! In any case, WAR CHAEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Booker T

        You’re alright Rube.

  • bigwurm

    Silva sounds like a high school kid, and sounds like he’s trying to convince himself he can win.. Chael will bring the belt back to the USA were it belongs :) Im with you Booker T

    • Booker T

      Yes, another redneck!

      • rsnowbass

        I’m rooting for Amrrrrrrrrika Jasper! Yeeeeehaw!

        Go Chael!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mateus.caetano.5 mateuscaetano

    Too bad it was very difficult for Ed to translate everything. Silva was much more acid than it shows. Just to give you an idea i’ll translate the part that starts at 25:19:

    “He didn’t affect me personally, its not like this, this is totally professional, but I’ll break him in half, that’s what / he will learn to respect the Brazilian fighters, will learn to respect the country that he desrespected, he will learn to respect the guys who brought the sport to where it is today, the guys who created the sport that he practices, that is mma, and never mind wrestling, it will do him no good, he will give his best and still came up short cause i’ll whoop him, i’ll whoop his ass, this guy is a thug, he is a bump and a crook, he is a crook and he’ll get beaten like he has never been beaten before, i’ll spank him because his mother didn’t”

    • http://www.facebook.com/mateus.caetano.5 mateuscaetano

      come, not came…

      • RubeKegal

        He will learn to cum? huh?

        • http://www.facebook.com/mateus.caetano.5 mateuscaetano

          If you are talking about Sonnen he probably can’t. Too much steroids fried his testicles. In other words, hi’s a bitch (Silva’s bitch). lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584485809 willevans

    You Know what would be nice. When Silva wins again Chael Sonnen appolgizes and all of his fanboys also appologize for their ridiculus comments. hey, wasnt there a comment about wanting to bet on Sonnen? how about a gentlemens agreement about posting on this site? if Silva wins then Sonnens nut huggers who have posted on this article will never post on this site again if Sonnen wins i agree to do the same. Any takers?

    • phrankthetank

      Have you ever even posted before? Lol

  • shereko

    Funny the Chael backers always seem to forget the rib and shoulder problems and Chael STILL LOST… who cares even if he would have won it would have been thrown out… so either look at it as Anderson won (which it was) or its a no-contest. Look back at all the other fights where the fighters were DQ’d for drug tests, how many were on the losing side? What was it 16:1 or 14:1?? Come on if you’ve ever taken anything thats a ridiculous different than 1:1… or 6:1 that they are allowing. Sometimes Chael your mouth writes checks your ass can’t cash… should have asked Tito about it when he pissed off Chuck.

    • dathump

      I agree, a loss is a loss. the only reason Chael is getting a rematch is because Dana knows his mouth means money in this case. people will pay big bucks to watch anderson kick his ass. A couple of takedowns and some flayling arms (oh sorry, his form of ground and pound)usually wins Chael a desision but his carelesness leaves him open for a submission which i am sure was silva’s plan all along. He may have underestimated Sonnens takedowns, or his injury made it hard for him to avoid them. If the last fight was Sonnens best, if he hit silva with all he had, 4 and a half rounds and not even come close to finishing him, the odd good shot, but nothing anderson couldn’t absorb. what is sonnen gonna do if Anderson avoids his take downs? my guess is get punched in the face alot.

      • phrankthetank

        He staggered silva pretty good with some shots, I don’t know about ‘nothing he couldn’t absorb’. Rib injury, shoulder injury, it’s all nonsense, I guarantee you that if silva doesn’t have a phenomenal performance in this fight he will go on the mic and say that there was some injury that impeded him.

        • dathump

          Well, i think it is safe to say Anderson didn’t look like his self that first fight. could have been an injury, could have been plain laziness, but i don’t forsee him making that mistake again. Sonnen is a one dimensional fighter relying on wrestling and ground and pound to win. Hey, he’s good at it, most of the time it works. But when 7 of your 11 losses are due to arm bar/triangle chokes you are not allowed to bitch about getting cought in one no matter what happened in the rest of the fight, you made the same mistake 6 other times you moron.

          • phrankthetank

            Yea, it was a stupid stupid move to get caught in that, you could see that coming from a mile away. Hopefully sonnen has worked extensively on submission defense.

        • shereko

          Yup he caught Anderson flush, and it “staggered” him… Didn’t KO him though. After the fight his face looked less beat than Sonnens. Tell me how you can guarantee that? Also, even Dana said their doctors verified PRE-fight that the ribs were hurt, and its proven he had shoulder surgery, so I’m thinkin you’ve drank to much of the Chael-BS-Koolaid… I like after the fight when Chael apologized and said it was just to sell the fight.

          • phrankthetank

            I can guarantee it because they’ve already planted the seed, spreading rumours of a knee injury. It takes a pretty classless individual to win a fight and go on the mic basically saying “yea… It only took me that long to win because my rib was hurt”. I’m not defending chael’s lack of class, just saying that wasn’t classy either.

  • smill0313

    I will be glad when silva gives carl (I know) sonnen the james irvin treatment so all the people who drink the sonnen kool-aid will finally stfu. It will be amazing to see sonnen try and talk shit for his next fight with no teeth and a newly developed speech impediment caused by silva.

    • RubeKegal

      Chael Sonnen is an athlete, James Irvin was a guy with a good physique that decided to fight MMA. 2 different level fighters.

      • shereko

        Ok for him to give Chael the Forrest Griffin treatment, or the Vitor Belfort treatment, or the Rich Franklin treatment, or the Yushin Okami treatment, or the Chris Leben treatment, or the Nate Marquardt treatment…. wait I know you’re talking a true athlete and you come from the Vision Quest state of mind, and he will receive the Dan Henderson treatment… Lets just put it so you get it, Chael isn’t the “Loudin Swain” to Anderson’s “Shute”

      • smill0313

        Im talking about the vagina silva opened up on irvins cheek, after the ref clearly stopped it late.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584485809 willevans

    So, No takers. i didnt think so. at least Chael has one nut. his fan boys dont have any. and spare me your comments, accept the wager of STFU!

    • smill0313

      Why bother? So the loser can just change their username? How about when sonnen loses you just admit he is a douche lord and promise to get off his lap and take your hand out of his pocket where he makes you keep it.

      • shereko

        I think you read his comment wrong… he’s saying that Sonnen is a douche and so are his fans. He’s betting for Anderson, and against Sonnen…. thats how I read it at least.

        • RubeKegal

          no we get that, but willevans has never been seen here before….It’s a stupid bet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=584485809 willevans

    hey rubekegal, you make excuses pretty good. you should come up with some for Sonnen. ive posted before just check with the Diaz nut huggers, they will let you know. so accept the wager or STFU.

    • phrankthetank

      This is a rare case when I’m with rube… Who the hell are you? Lol

  • juniorbra

    This guy Rubekegal is got to be Chael Sonnen! His is the only idiot try to make the loser look like a real deal! Please idiot Chael Sonnem he is not a MMA fighter! He is a complete idiot and a criminal that will get his ass destroyed by the real champ the made him tap in the first fight and will make him look like you once again ! IDIOT!!!!!!!!

    • phrankthetank

      You’re Brazilian aren’t you?

  • http://www.facebook.com/alex.antelo.3 alexantelo

    All I can say is that, Chael Sonnen used Steroids the first time they fought. If you saw him in his fights after he was able to fight in the UFC again, you can notice the difference. He is going to lose.

  • Ace

    Joe Fraizer-proper
    legend, more of a man than Ali ever was,. heavy weight champion of the
    world, and still lived in his run down gym in Philidephia!! never got
    the recognition he was owed!! Legend..Ali was thrash talking as is Chael