Sonnen to Wand: 'Accosting a gangster can be hazardous'


At the Olympia expo in Las Vegas last weekend, Chael Sonnen was signing autographs at a booth, when Wanderlei Silva suddenly appeared, accompanied by a camera crew.  "The Axe Murderer" and Sonnen went nose-to-nose and ended up having to be pulled apart.

Then Wand released an over the top video commentating on the altercation.

"Real men talk face to face," said Wand on the video. "With me the talk is straight up. I will punch you face, it will happen soon. I didn't smash you today because I'm a professional, and professionals keep it out of the streets... I heard the fear in your voice when you started talking with that thin voice like a girl. You were shaking in fear. You loser."

On Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen took the oppotunity to respond.

"I'm all for Wanderlei having a little fun," said Sonnen. "But Wanderlei, three things. First off, if you're going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera. It looks staged, which it was. It insults your audience. Assume that they're going to connect the dots. Show up somewhere where a camera is, and then go into your little routine.

"Secondly, In this country and in this industry, if you refuse to fight a guy, like you did me, you forfeit your right to then talk about that person in this type of fashion. Accosting somebody in public, can be regrettable. Accosting a gangster can be hazardous."

Third, Chael invited Wand to be interviewed on UFC Tonight. Sonnen also said that UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had his back.

"I turn about a quarter inch. Here's Anthony Pettis," said Sonnen. "And he's ready to fight. Now they've got four guys against Pettis... Say what you want; Pettis is a handsome, nice champion. But at the end of the day, he's a street kid from Milwaukee. Wanderlei, be very careful about doing these things."

Wand is apparently thinking long term, as he is out with injuries likely until 2014, and Sonnen is signed to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 167 on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

Transcription courtesy of MMAFighting.


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MattyECB site profile image  

10/5/13 9:03 AM by MattyECB

C'mon, you didn't love hearing him call himself the WestLinn gangster before the first Silva fight, only to get busted for money laundering and have to drop out of his political race? lolI thought that was godamn hillarious, and how could you be such a douche to complain about the Shogun fight?Obviously Shogun is a favorite fighter, but Sonnen beat him fair and square, and at one of his fortes via BJJ. It was a quick a dominant fight, and anyways, Shogun's striking isn't even that good since his 3rd reconstructive knee surgery after winning the title. He looked embarassing against Gusty and Vera

Labrador site profile image  

10/4/13 10:54 PM by Labrador

If that music was representative of Brasil, it must be like Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure like 24x7 there.All kidding aside, that shit sucked, and I wish Wand thought he was better than that, 'cause I do.

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10/4/13 7:11 PM by UGCTT_ConditFryedKampmannRare

My god what delusions....please pull your head out of your ass, sir.

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10/4/13 6:46 PM by teamquestnorth

1 year SN bet if this fight happens?

twodragunns site profile image  

10/4/13 6:42 PM by twodragunns

Your the fucking idiot dude and how the fuck did you get a green name? Green names generally don't troll other posts looking to talk shit like you have. Wand is gonna smoke that wannabe gangster from Oregon when they meet in the cage. Sonnen got lucky in the Shogun fight and everyone knows it. He won't be so lucky when he tries to take the axe murderer down and gets his jaw broken, along with an orbital. Sonnen blows and most know this ......Wand has 100 fans for every fan Sonnen manages to get.

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10/4/13 4:11 PM by jahYn808


T Bag site profile image  

10/4/13 3:49 PM by T Bag

Chael calling himself a gangster is as cringeworthy and cliche as watching the 80 year old grandmother rap

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10/4/13 3:43 PM by sacredhate

help a mud out...this should help folks get it:

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10/4/13 3:41 PM by Pitbull3744

I do but not when someone is messing wit my boy Wand lol

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10/4/13 3:02 PM by IhaveDSL'SforPettis

Come on man, common sense, I know you have some.