Soares: Chael a good guy, but he crossed the line


“I’ve always thought Chael was a good guy,” Soares told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “I just thought that he crossed the line. Chael is a good person. Chael, when the cameras are off, he’s a good guy. He’s a solid guy. I like Chael. I always have, but I’ll tell you, whether he was just hyping [the fight] or not, there were times when he would start pissing me off and I had nothing to do with it.”

Sonnen leveled remarks at Silva’s wife, his country and more. For sure he helped build a huge amount of anticipation for the bout, but Soares believes Sonnen took the personal attacks too far.

“To hear Chael talk about Anderson’s wife that way and talk about Brazil … to talk about any nation and any other culture that way, I don’t see the benefit for it,” Soares said. “I really don’t see the benefit for it. I do think he crossed the line. I don’t think Chael’s a bad person. I think Chael was just trying to do what he could to try to promote the fight and make this fight as big as possible, but I think that he did cross the line. I’ll say it now and I’ve said it before: No one ever paid attention to Chael Sonnen. No one ever paid attention to him. Unfortunately his style of fighting’s not exciting to watch. The only time people started paying attention to him was when he started talking about Anderson. Once he struck that nerve and saw that it worked, I think he just took it to another level.”

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THP site profile image  

7/11/12 3:20 PM by THP

The whole of professional fighting could do with a little bit of verbal asskicking from time to time. Or maybe a sense of humor. I don't know what's more important at this point.

stonepony site profile image  

7/11/12 2:38 PM by stonepony

Stop crying Ed, it's weak.

IP site profile image  

7/11/12 2:02 PM by IP

I think, "you can't have it both ways," sums this subject up very well.

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

7/11/12 11:57 AM by ABE FROMAN

It's cool to talk about my family and country as long as you pay me, lol.

drrilll site profile image  

7/11/12 11:54 AM by drrilll

You can't have it both ways. Controversy sells fights, it sucks that your feelings get hurt, but cry all the way to the bank why don't you.

Justin676 site profile image  

7/11/12 11:35 AM by Justin676

Soares is right. Troll or not, Chael deserved his ass beating.

Joshua J King site profile image  

7/11/12 11:08 AM by Joshua J King

Sore-ass talks more shit in his sleep than Chael ever has in his life

DeusEx site profile image  

7/11/12 11:06 AM by DeusEx

I think Brazilians are Drama people.I blame the Soap Operas.

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

7/11/12 11:04 AM by ABE FROMAN

I'll have to look at it again and see if it's there, but it sounds like he's talking about one specific thing. This also goes against Brazilians being so upset over the comments. Either way, had anybody said this anything similar about Americans they would've been ostracized by MMA'ers point blank. That is truth.  

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7/11/12 11:03 AM by Saltyballs