The war of words between UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and #1 contender Chael Sonnen has gone way past promoting a fight.
In their last pre-fight press conference this is what Silva said about Sonnen:
“Chael is a criminal, he is a criminal. He has been convicted of crimes and he doesn’t deserve to be inside the Octagon. When the time is right, I am going to break his face and every one of his teeth in his mouth. Playtime is over, the jokes are over. I am going to beat his ass out of the UFC. He is never going to want to fight again after I am done with him. It doesn’t matter if I am on bottom, side or top. Chael is going to get his ass kicked like never before. What I do inside the Octagon is going to change the image of the sport. I am going to make sure his legs are broke and arms are broke he will not be able to walk out by himself. I know he is listening; no more shit talking, it is on now. I’m going to make him pay and make him eat everything he said about myself and my country. I’m going to make sure he does not disrespect any other fighter. I’m going to beat him like his parents should have beat him to have manners. He can say whatever he wants, but I am not playing anymore. It will be the same like the first fight. He walked out the loser and this time he is going to walk out the loser. The only difference is that this time he is going to have to visit a plastic surgeon after the fight.”
Wow, an angry Anderson Silva could be the scariest fighter in the world. But Sonnen is definitely the most athletic and toughest willed challenge he has ever faced.
The two fighters settle it in the cage once and for all at UFC 148 on July 7th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This one is expected to be the most watched UFC event since UFC 100.