In Wake of Donald Sterling Controversy, Wanderlei Silva Calls Chael Sonnen a “Racist Jerk”

April 30, 2014
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Wand getting in Chael's face(Video courtesy of Wand Fight Team)

Racism is a hot topic right now, particularly in the United States where Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is feeling the backlash of his racist comments in the form of receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA, a $2.5 million fine, and pressure to sell the team.

Wanderlei Silva, who is coaching opposite Chael Sonnen on season three of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, has been a lightening rod for criticism because of his comments and actions while on and off the set with Sonnen. While some people find his actions unfounded, Silva recently put together a video pointing to Sonnen and many of the comments he’s made about Brazil as racist.

Silva added some commentary of his own following the footage of Sonnen, but does he make a solid case for Sonnen being a racist?

Check out the video for yourself and come to your own conclusions.

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  • DamianCross

    Only rooting for other fighters from your own country is perfectly acceptable though, right Wand?

    • aaron gustaveson

      OOH the double edged sword of nationalism.
      One side = pride in your country
      other side = “racism”
      both sides = stupid

  • put me in the sauna coach

    We get want to convince us to hate Chael as much as you do.


    You know what , he’s got a point; if he gets enough peeps on board they can vote him out of mma on race comments just like the Donald about to get booted from the nba! O well we live in a politically correct usa and you cant call out or talk about a race anymore.

    • aaron gustaveson

      Which race did Cheal comment on?

  • uncle

    So what does it make Wanderlei ? all Brazilians jumping
    the only white guy on the show, what a kind peaceful man

    • cb

      The ONLY white guy in the show? Are you color-blind?

      • uncle

        I suppose you’re team Wanderlei

      • aaron gustaveson

        how do you know which ones are “white”?
        Got a color chart?

  • Pat Garret

    Wanderlei is such a hothead, he goes from silence to rage in seconds. However, that really makes this fight even more intriguing . Can’t wait to see this fight!

    • DamianCross

      That’s the reaction they want from you, because in reality its a sub par product. Wand is gonna stand in front of Chael with his hips lined, Chael’s gonna get the TD and lay on him for 3 rounds, and then they’re gonna shake hands. You aren’t going to get the show you are expecting, I promise.

  • Goodnews

    wand nobody want you … nobody want you …

  • MuayThaiFood

    So many reasons to dislike Chael, how can you settle on just one?

  • Mikemck83

    Talking about a country is not talking about a race. Example: American is not a race.

    • Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

      that’s happens in english language, where the words “racism” and “xenophobia” have totally different meanings (“racism” is discrimintation based on race/ethnicity, “xenophobia” based on nationality).

      People here forgot that Wands was speaking in portuguese in that video, and in portuguese language the word “racismo” (“racism”) has a wider meaning that actually overlap “xenophobia” too:

      so eventually (if really Chael acted as a xenophob) Wand statement is correct

      portuguese isn’t the only one, the same it applies in italian language:


    • MuayThaiFood

      So I can say that Nigerians are a bunch of banana eating, tree swinging monkeys and that is okay as long as I don’t direct it towards an individual? I think the issue is a little more complex than that.

    • Milosc

      Splitting ass hairs works both ways, sport

      (most people just think you’re being manipulative)

      Thanks for the thousand words, though…

  • Seth

    Well…that’s what you get for getting stomped and kneed to the head for a few years…I guess Wand said “Farewell” to his brain a long time ago…

  • Darin

    Brazillian is not a race.

  • Kwang Wang

    Wandi is way past his Pride glory(16 fight no loss streak) days and just wants a few more decent paydays before his fighting days are over.
    As for stale Chael has more losses on his record than most MMA vets have for wins. If this guy wasn’t white and blowing Stana(Fester)White on a daily basis and he’d been lining up at the Bellator office asking for an application.

    Sonnen has more back to back losses than anyone and still he has a home in the UFC.
    Either he’s opening his mouth or asshole for Stana.
    Most likely both.

  • 8====D

    Wandy is such a retard. Chael’s plan is to get the best of him, and it’s working perfectly.