In case you haven’t heard, UFC Fight Night main event fighter Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva do not like each other. Sonnen, known for his trash talking, said some pretty harsh things about Brazil. As you can imagine, Silva didn’t like hearing any of it, and he definitely wants to settle it himself in the cage Sonnen. Silva doesn’t think he will get his chance. Fellow Brazilian Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua takes on Sonnen in tonight’s main event, and Silva thinks he is a guaranteed to win and wants to put his money where his mouth is. In a recent interview, Silva expressed his disgust for Sonnen and went on to say that he wants to put $100,000 on Shogun to win.
Silva told MMAJunkie:
“This is a joke – he’s a clown. He’s a second-level fighter. He’s not Top 10 – he’s not a top fighter. He can’t say anything about that because he’s not in the position. His results don’t give him the right to talk like that.”
“‘Shogun’ can beat him anywhere. In the standup or on the ground – he can submit and he can knock out,” Silva said. “I don’t see any chance for Sonnen in that fight. I don’t gamble, but I talked to my wife. I want to put $100,000 on ‘Shogun.’”
“‘Shogun’ is going to hurt him. I think it’s maybe going to be Sonnen’s last fight. He’s not going to fight after that fight anymore.”
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