Silva: Okami shouldn't train with 'loser' Sonnen

by Marcelo Alonso | source:

Yushin Okami meets Anderson Silva in Brazil at UFC 134 on Aug. 27 for the UFC world middleweight title, in a rematch of a fight he won by disqualification. Okami, presumably after seeing Chael Sonnen dominate Silva at UFC 117 for four rounds (before losing to a triangle in the fifth and final round), chose to train with Sonnen in preparation for UFC Rio. Although the choice of training partner is an obvious one, in an interview on Sunday with Brazil's O Globo newspaper, Silva had dismissive words for the decision.

“You have to find the best people to train with, and I think [Okami] chose wrong,” Silva said. “I’d never align myself with a loser, a loser in every sense. He didn’t win the fight [between us] and got caught doping. You want to be a champion? Get with good people, with winners. Moreover, Sonnen wasn’t a tough opponent for me. I was injured with cracked ribs and fought five rounds. If I hadn’t been injured, the fight would have been different.”

“Brazilians are involved in MMA; they’re talking about it. Many people call me to talk and to tell me they’ll be at my fight. They want to see me live. It’s a different emotion. I’m starting to feel like Brazil vs. Argentina, not the rivalry but the pressure. I’m trained not to feel pressure, to approach it as just one more fight. And I’ll have to train because [Okami] will be well-trained, just like the Argentines when they come to play here [in soccer].”

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frontrowbrian site profile image  

6/2/11 5:39 AM by frontrowbrian

You have zero evidence Chael used PED's. Having a high T/E Ratio doesn't mean anything. The real sign if someone has an unfair advantage is testing for Total Testosterone which you can only do with a blood test. Despite Chael's T/E ratio's high, his total test was LOW due to his medical condition and he still kicked Anderson's ass.  

Nate C site profile image  

6/2/11 5:34 AM by Nate C

I agree

The Notorious OMG site profile image  

6/2/11 1:01 AM by The Notorious OMG

UG fails to let me quote the post I quoted once again.

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6/2/11 1:00 AM by The Notorious OMG

lol.the only myth here is the notion that anyone with cracked ribs wouldn't throw a knee.anyone with cracked ribs wouldn't be going into a 5 round championship fight with one of the toughest MW's in the world either, but he did.he knows Chael is gonna be shooting, and he's gonna be looking to time shots w/ knees, therefore he knows he has to warm-up with knees. can't just go into the fight and throw them cold, especially injured.and lol @ you totally glossing over the whole "got caught doping" part. sure Chael did a decent job, on PED's, against an injured opponent. and still lost. game over.

Fade7 site profile image  

6/2/11 12:21 AM by Fade7

He definately is a loser but there is so much win in this gif.

StretchPlum site profile image  

6/1/11 11:45 PM by StretchPlum

They're both bullshitting, before and after the fight, based upon employer or agent/PR advice or limits. Nothing heartfelt, nothing original, nothing spontaneous, nothing else."Bottom line..Anderson Silva does NOT want Okami getting tips from the man that gave him his best fight in the UFC and made him look completely impotant and helpless for 5 rounds."That would make sense as a matter of logic, especially if it was boxing, but here where you're just talking about employees blathering on I question whether anyone thinks that far.

AbbeyRoadMe site profile image  

6/1/11 11:09 PM by AbbeyRoadMe

I'm willing to bet Chael bashes more fighters than most people on here. Overeem, Anderson, Wandy, even Okami before their fight. Don't get me wrong, he's a great fighter. For all the flack wrestlers get, Chael always makes fights exciting. He just tries too hard to market himself.

Protect Ya Neck site profile image  

6/1/11 9:56 PM by Protect Ya Neck

Anderson's injury is documented in like water documentary.

Deaf Forever site profile image  

6/1/11 8:21 PM by Deaf Forever tantrum you threw there by the way. Typical of Sonnen fans to get their panties in a bunch, throw around laughable baseless accusations and bash Silva incessantly like he fucked your mom. You act like Chael's your girlfriend the way you're popping blood vessels over this.

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

6/1/11 12:22 PM by ABE FROMAN

Somebody post gifs of all of Chael sub losses.