Magalhaes: Chael can catch Anderson Silva


Two months ago it was announced that Chael Sonnen has hired Vinny Magalhaes to help him prepare for UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva. When some Brazilian fans expressed indignation, Vinny responded with indignation - "Shut the f--- up" he explained.

“I do have all these responsibilities, so If you’re going to question why I’m going to train with Chael, why don’t you just pay me to sit at home and not go to Oregon, I will do that for you without a problem, but if you are not willing to do that, sometimes is just better not give your opinion and shut the f--- up before you get all your facts straight.”

“Also, I’m Not sure if it was noticed, but on the title of the thread it clearly says “HIRES”, I guess that makes it pretty clear that I’m not going there as a favor. And I guarantee that neither was Chael expecting me to leave my job and family just to help him as a favor.”

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Two months later, Magalhaes offered a kinder, gentler explanation.

“I like the guy, but I’m not friends with Anderson [Silva]. I’ve never trained with Anderson. I don’t have any of Anderson’s friends. So I had no problem training with Chael. I’ve talked to him [Silva] maybe like once or twice, and it was ‘Hey, what’s up?’ Nothing else. It’s not like we’ve had a serious conversation. It’s not like we’re really close friends. I haven’t been to Brazil in six or seven years. I haven’t had any kind of friendship with Anderson whatsoever. So I have no problems about training Chael, no problems whatsoever.”

“Chael makes fun of a lot of things. … But he picks stuff up really fast. And the stuff that we worked on, I can guarantee you if he has the chance to use it in the fight, he will do it. If it’s a submission, if it’s a guard pass, whatever, I guarantee you he can do it. If he gets the chance, he can catch Anderson with something.

“Chael’s a pretty good grappler. Even though he’s made mistakes in his fights, overall Chael’s a good grappler. He just makes mistakes in submission defense, so pretty much that’s what we worked on. And of course some attacks, control, some of that basic stuff.”

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Slowshot site profile image  

6/5/12 2:30 PM by Slowshot

This is the best possible outcome. It would set off a holocaust of back and forth trolling not seen in the history of the UG.

apbtbyron77 site profile image  

6/5/12 2:03 PM by apbtbyron77

I found traces of semen in your throat.

apbtbyron77 site profile image  

6/5/12 2:02 PM by apbtbyron77

I found traces of semen in your throat.

stonepony site profile image  

6/2/12 6:57 AM by stonepony

I bet you support Overoids though don't you? Chael has a prescription, and he's built like a human being.

Sal Penis site profile image  

6/2/12 4:42 AM by Sal Penis

The dude that said Chael has zero chance of tko'ing anderson must not have watched the first fight.I'm pretty sure Andy has fought dudes who were juicing before. He still beat them. Chael is a bad match up for him. There's a reason Anderson ducked Chael for a while.Hopefully Chael ends his reign, then goes up to LHW and finish the job Anderson is afraid of.

DanTheWolfman site profile image  

6/2/12 3:41 AM by DanTheWolfman

Isn't Vinny doing a Seminar in Cali somewhere soon? Vinny, if so I'd like to come to the seminar, tape some stuff for

nightkap site profile image  

6/2/12 12:22 AM by nightkap

No matter if he's 2:1 or 25:1, hes is still cheating imo. I dont care how many doc slips say you can have it, its wrong. If you dont have what it takes, then you have to decide if you can keep competing...You shouldnt be able to roid yourself up to the same levels as everyone else. Its total BS! And its not just because I hate Fael...

Willin site profile image  

6/1/12 11:53 PM by Willin


Auzzie site profile image  

6/1/12 11:51 PM by Auzzie

No matter WHAT happens, this does NOT happen.

swany site profile image  

6/1/12 8:06 PM by swany

chael gets tko'd in the first