Sonnen cornering Okami cancelled by sponsor

by Steven Marrocco | source:

Chael Sonnen said a major sponsor of Yushin Okami's requested he not attend UFC 134 to corner Yushin Okami.

A source with knowledge of the situation told  that Praetorian, a Brazil-based MMA brand, threatened to pull the Japanese fighter's sponsorship if Sonnen attended.

"There's a line of people that want to kick his ass," the source said.

Brazil-based MMA manager Alex Davis said Sonnen's words have united Brazil's MMA community.

"Brazilians don't get together on other things, but they've gotten together on this," Davis said. "He is talking about people that a whole generation of fighters worship."

"This is serious business," said Sonnen. "This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it's not my place to disturb it or shift any type of attention to me. This is his moment, his night, his time to be the world champ."

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jacktripper site profile image  

8/26/11 3:38 PM by jacktripper

i guess brazil must be out of problems

JordanSmith site profile image  

8/25/11 7:27 PM by JordanSmith

See thats was happen when you make fun of a country. I think its fine making fun of one person, but making fun of Brazil is going overboard. If he made fun of Canada I would have to sick GSP on him.

random_muppett site profile image  

8/25/11 12:31 PM by random_muppett

Vinny, you are owning this forum with your one liners today.Good job.Ps fucking brazilians!

ALL DAY JAY site profile image  

8/25/11 12:05 PM by ALL DAY JAY

Some people take shit way to seriously. No sense of humor.

jdindiana site profile image  

8/25/11 10:49 AM by jdindiana

^thought he said he was gonna beat his ass for all 5?

Blazing Knees site profile image  

8/25/11 5:42 AM by Blazing Knees

 um cuz he's white and he beat AS ass for 4 1/2 rounds just like he said he would?

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

8/25/11 3:47 AM by ABE FROMAN

  Brazil 4 Oregon 0

Straight_Crown site profile image  

8/25/11 3:02 AM by Straight_Crown

Unless they, too, are a professional fighter, right?