Wand compilation of Sonnen remarks charges racism

by Kirik Jenness |

Wanderlei Silva recently released a highlight tape of Chael Sonnen making culturally insensitive remarks in an attempt to build pre fight hype.

"What race baiter means is that you play on stereotypes to point out the fact that you're the white guy, and you sort of go after the black guys," says Dan LeBatard. "You tend to go after the black guys with more ferocity than Michael Bisping for example."

Sonnen trash talks better than anyone in combat sports since Muhammad Ali. In his defense, he makes his main event opponents who get a cut of the PPV a great deal of money with his antics. And in his defense, Brazil is a country, not a race. Brazil in fact has pervasive race issues of its own. While Chael's jibes are deeply culturally insensitive, but do not reach the level of racism.

"If people get their feelings hurt, at times, that is the desired result." said Chael. "So good for me."

Ironically, Wanderlei's video is playing to nationalism, just as Chael does. However, Silva does from the point of the view of the less powerful.

"In the end I just want to make of you understand how valuable you are," says Wanderlei. "I've discovered that I have value. I know I am valuable. And I want you to see that you are valuable too."

That is a sentiment that we can all get behind.

And Wand will be quite a bit more valuable when the fight is over.


tags: video   UFC   Chael Sonnen (detail)  Wanderlei Silva (detail)  


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Toquinho site profile image  

5/2/14 2:59 PM by Toquinho

WTF happened to Pride Wand. This shit

Billyz site profile image  

5/2/14 12:17 PM by Billyz

has Chael responded to this, oh man I cant wait

BeauTown site profile image  

5/2/14 12:09 PM by BeauTown

Bahaha this cracked me up, Chael is hilarious ! Wand is being a cry baby! I can't wait for this fight! Hell I can't wait for the weigh ins

EddiePain420 site profile image  

5/2/14 11:39 AM by EddiePain420

Africa isn't a country, it's a continent. /thread.africa also has egypt in it and a shit load of british whites. they are multi-cultural.so if someone pointed out africa as a whole, it doesnt mean they are talking about black people. look at Die Antwoord they are african as fuck.

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5/1/14 11:17 PM by Kazp306

Hahahaha Son'd

dubate site profile image  

5/1/14 10:43 PM by dubate

Africa isn't a country, it's a continent.

danggook site profile image  

5/1/14 9:08 PM by danggook

what insult? that happened

Abrtitans site profile image  

4/30/14 8:39 PM by Abrtitans

Haha all the liberals love to say that word, "racist". Anything said about anyone that is negative and they aren't a white male is deemed racist. Kind of funny bc Brazil is made up of almost 50% Caucasians.

komal site profile image  

4/30/14 6:55 PM by komal

If chael made the same comment about Africa and insulted Africans, can you say its not racist because he is only making fun of a country? What if he said "I had no idea they had computers in Africa". What would happen then?

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4/30/14 6:51 PM by smags

Wand y u so crahzey