Chael Sonnen wants Anderson Silva on his TUF Brazil staff


Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva are going to be coaching against each other on the third season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil.

Given Chael's record of talking trash by trashing Brazil, a wag on the UG created Sonnen's jersey for TUF Brazil:

Wanderlei Silva recently brought it up a notch higher still, suggesting that Chael coach a team of Americans in Brazil, vs. a Brazilian Wand-led team.

"Now it's official," posted Wand on his Facebook page. "I will be responsible for representing our country, and yes I will make him pay for everything he said about us, I really need help and support you in this our new battle yesterday asked Dana to do a show USA BRAZIL you, he chooses the fighters he thinks are the best of the best uses I choose here in Brazil, it makes no sense to be Coach of fighters here, + I want to pick the fighters here, let's make a pressure boss there, blow a Twitter asking him to be so, and once again count on you brother (a) their fans, their strength, thank you for always and in all situations you're with me!!"

In a recent interview, Chael said he is game.

"I like it," Sonnen told "Let's make sure we're clear here. Wanderlei Silva lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. I live in West Linn, Oregon. Neither of us are from Brazil. The first chance he had to leave his countrymen, he did. He owns a business in America. He pays taxes to America. He enrolled his kids into an American school system. And he has contributed a grand total of zero dollars to Brazil, to any Brazilian charity. And there is no Brazilian charity that will defend him and come forward and say otherwise. He left that country. He was robbed, the last time he went to that country, at gunpoint – that is also on the record. So they're bringing in two outside guys."

"Anderson Silva was one of my first thoughts to ask. And again, that wouldn't be for me or Anderson. That would be for the young men who are kicking and clawing and trying to get into the UFC. I think his knowledge of the sport is tremendous, but also his ability to communicate in a Portuguese atmosphere would be very helpful.

"I think he's got a relationship with Wanderlei, so it's probably not likely. But that doesn't mean I won't reach out."

What do you think UG? How likely is Anderson Silva helping to coach a US team in Brazil, against a Brazilian team?


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fightharder site profile image  

10/26/13 10:18 PM by fightharder

Hilarious....The UFC should give this man a freaking statue already. In these dire times someone with a vaudeville act like Chael P Sonnen is a rather wonderful thing to have.And the normal Chael Sonnen is also always ever insightful and actually a wonderful addition to the organization at all levels. Curious what they will do with him after his career ends. Co promote events with Dana. Just a bland job at Fox seems such a waste of his particular talents!

UGCTT_Nightkap site profile image  

10/25/13 2:27 PM by UGCTT_Nightkap


Allen Hood site profile image  

10/25/13 1:07 PM by Allen Hood

If watched a 10th fight between him and Anderson if Chael had lost all the other 9 Chaels the man.

Tomas Andersson site profile image  

10/25/13 12:55 PM by Tomas Andersson

Yeah I noticed when I looked it up, decided to fire away one more post though. I thought "panty pulling" would suggest I wasn't 100% serious.I did however believe the fight actually got stopped after the knee before I looked it up though. Dont know why.Would still like to see a rubbermatch. No spin shit and no insane shorts grabbing from andy.

D241 site profile image  

10/25/13 12:41 PM by D241

ok stonedpony, if you don't think Anderson is the Goat, and you don't think Fedor is Goat, who do you think is the Goat?     Also   Ya'll act like Chael would rather accept this outcome than getting beat up for 4 1/2rounds and Chael finds a way to finish and becomes the champion.

stonepony site profile image  

10/25/13 12:09 PM by stonepony

And it was 5 straight 10:8 rounds on my score card. Something that hasn't ever happened before in any UFC fight, I don't believe. And something that certainly doesn't happen to the hands down GOAT of the time.

stonepony site profile image  

10/25/13 12:06 PM by stonepony

Babbling? You're talking about Captain Loquacious... Have never heard the guy babble. And I didn't hear him say anything negative about Anderson.He's only ever had 3 10:8 rounds. That was a strong logical point and a strong argument. If Weidman wins again, Chael should get another shot.

MarkRobinson site profile image  

10/25/13 6:12 AM by MarkRobinson

Your recollection is off. chael was staggered pretty well by an exchange right before he tried the spinning back fist.

HandyDarsh site profile image  

10/25/13 5:28 AM by HandyDarsh

chael is one of a kind

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

10/25/13 4:34 AM by MMA Lives Here

Chael has reasonable boxing but he tagged Andy because Andy was constantly worried about the takedown. That cannot be underestimated. See Cain vs Junior