Blog Video: Wanderlei Silva Hopes Chael Sonnen Doesn’t Back Out of Fight Like “Diva” Vitor Belfort

March 26, 2014

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen have been at each other’s throats well before the current season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil, but Silva never slows his bombardment of verbal attacks.

Silva’s latest lob at Sonnen involved countryman Vitor Belfort, whom Silva was supposed to have fought after they coached opposite each other during the first Brazilian season of the reality series. Belfort, however, pulled out of the fight a month before its scheduled date, citing a broken hand.

Now, Silva is hoping that Sonnen doesn’t do the same.

“I just hope [Sonnen] doesn’t do as Vitor did,” said Silva in a promotional interview with him and Sonnen. “Because the diva broke her hand. Let’s see if [Sonnen] doesn’t do the same.”

And here we all thought Sonnen was the one with a gift for gab?!

Barring broken bones, Silva and Sonnen are slate to fight on May 31 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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