Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva altercation at Mr. Olympia in Vegas


 MMA & Bodybuilding Journalist and national MMA host on Fox Sports Radio, Larry Pepe reports that at the Olympia expo in Las Vegas, Chael Sonnen was signing autographs at a booth with a line of fans waiting. Suddenly Wanderlei Silva appeared, accompanied by a camera crew.  "The Axe Murderer" and Sonnen went nose-to-nose and ended up having to be pulled apart.

Larry Pepe @LarryPepe
Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen almost came blows at Olympia expo. Screaming at each other, @wandfc pointing then restrained and led away
•Wand sought Sonnen out and was the aggressor in the confrontation.
•Friend from Olympia just texted over cell phone video of Wand/Chael. Should have it uploaded in a few...


It began two years ago, when Wanderlei Silva, upset with remarks Chael Sonnen made about Anderson Silva and the Nogueira brothers, offered him a firm dressing down, when the two found each other in a company vehicle.

A fight between the pair has been brewing since.

Chael Sonnen waited just minutes after dismantling 'Shogun' Rua before calling out Wand, while still inside the cage.

"Now, right here on the UFC's new home, FOX Sports 1, Wanderlei Silva, six feet tall, 205 pounds, boy until I met you, I didn't know they stacked crap that high," Sonnen told Joe Rogan.

Last week on Fox Sports Live, UFC president Dana White announced that the fight would be a headliner of UFC 167: GSP vs. Hendricks on Nov 12, IF Wand was healthy. Wand then threw another IF into the equation, asking for points on the PPV, which White turned down cold.

That did not stop Silva from releasing a white hot video on his YouTube channel, so angry it seemed as if "The Axe Murder" was taking a page from Chael pro wrestling mic work playbook. However, Wand isn't called The Axe Murderer for nothing, and he meant every work.

"I'm only waiting for the date and the location. Because the people want this fight and I want this fight. Sonnen, I will beat you up, you coward… why do I have so many fans? Why does everybody want to watch me fight? Why are you my fan? It's because I fight with all my heart.

"I don't go int here to give up. Like Sonnen did against Jones in the very first round. Like he did against Anderson, when a knee to the chest and stayed down like a little girl.
"Sonnen is a lower level fighter. Don't listen to what that fool says. Now you've messed with the wrong guy, and I will beat you up.

"I've already shut you up, face to face, and you were not man enough to step to me. Sonnen, you are afraid of me, and I can see it in your eyes every time we meet. And now I will get you Sonnen. Now I will get you.

"You won against Shogun by luck, because Shogun was going to beat you up. You were lucky to have caught him in that guillotine. But with me, you will get punched in the face. I will go into this fight not only to fight, but to hurt you. I won't do it fast either. I want a five round main event. I don't want just a co-main event, I want a full 30-minutes to punch your face.

"Do you know what is the difference? I don't go in to fight, I go in to brawl. I go in to punch the face, I go in to draw blood, to break noses. That is the difference.

"When Wanderlei Silva steps in you know there will action and you know there will be a brawl…"

Chael began his reply to Wand fiery trash talk like a kid on a camping trip, by apparently peeing on Wand's car. However, as often is the case with Sonnen, it could be just implied - what is really going on is subject to debate. Fans of the sport worldwide are now scanning a grainy image for telltale traces of pee. We've all been had by a smooth gangster, from Oregon.

Nick the Tooth ‏@nickthetooth
Man of the Hour!

Then Wand posted this, via Instagram:

Now this fight gonna need happen!! You want to see I bite this motherfuc&@r!! Soon really soon!!!! I training a lot now gonna be in my best condition on that fight!!

Whatever happens next, you will find it on the UG.


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tenchu site profile image  

9/30/13 6:28 PM by tenchu

Chael wins the match.

MrHughes1991 site profile image  

9/30/13 6:11 PM by MrHughes1991

Wandy could've fought Chael by now but he won't. He'll look for reasons not to take the fight and then try to pull shit like this. Tries to make it look better for him but in my eyes Chael's coming off better in these videos. Everyone knows by now that Chael has tried and tried and tried to get this fight. Anyone that still sucks Wandy's dick about how much he'd kill Sonnen is delusional

IP site profile image  

9/30/13 5:47 PM by IP

How do you get yourself all worked up, assemble your camera crew, and then confront someone......with no intent to get physical? What's the point? Hype....that I think backfired somewhat on Wand. Oh well. Let some time go by and use the footage in build-up if the fight becomes official.

MDubz site profile image  

9/30/13 5:09 PM by MDubz

The fact of the matter is Chael publicly challenged and called Wand out several times including in the cage after destroying Shogun and Wand had every opportunity to accept. He ducked the fight and Chael moved on to a contract with Rashad. Now he's signed on for a different fight and all the sudden Wand is tough again? Lmao. There is litterally no way Wand can win this fight, he'd get ground and pounded out guaranteed.

Afragilesmile site profile image  

9/30/13 4:50 PM by Afragilesmile

I think it's a work to a degree too. Wandy seems to be hyping this up majorly and putting way too much production into these videos for no reason.

TheJudge site profile image  

9/30/13 3:15 PM by TheJudge

This is a work, it has to be. I know that the discussion is long and gnarled but everything about this seemed setup. Maybe I need to watch again.

John Nic site profile image  

9/30/13 2:56 PM by John Nic

one of the stupidest things i have ever read.

Dr Schopenhauer site profile image  

9/29/13 4:50 PM by Dr Schopenhauer

Wanderlei really does not want another American street fighter. He was already sat down rapidly by leban who is from the same family as sonnen.Brazillians just cannot muster it up for American street fighters. Nothing against Brazil but just different cultures/work ethics.

BobbyDigital420 site profile image  

9/29/13 4:05 PM by BobbyDigital420

I thought so too.   I think Wand and Chael are trying to build the fight, is wandy still not getting ppvs?    

sevr1 site profile image  

9/29/13 3:55 PM by sevr1

So...If Wand wants to fight Chael so bad, why doesn't he just sign the contract?!