Sonnen will coach Brazilians on TUF: Brazil 3


Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen are set to coach opposing teams on the next season TUF: Brazil, and although Silva had lobbied for USA vs. Brazil, that doesn't seem to be the case:

UFC President Dana White was recently asked to share some details on TUF: "Brazil 3," in particular, the nationalities of the fighters who will comprise Sonnen's team. White confirmed at a recent press conference that Sonnen will, in fact, coach a team of all Brazilian fighters.

"This is a big rivalry. I don’t know how many Brazilians will want be on Chael’s team, but he was a great coach on The Ultimate Fighter 17 in the U.S."

What is even more interesting in this assertion is that Sonnen seems to completely have a different idea of how the show will go down. In an interview with Bleacher Report, he recited a conversation with Joe Rogan that elaborated on UFCs supposed plans:

"My understanding is that the show will have purely Brazilian contestants. That's a little different than in America, where we bring in competitors from all over the world. I know on my last team we had a gentleman from England. I had a gentleman from Jamaica. I had a gentleman from Sweden. All on one team. But when we take the show to a foreign market, we seem to only build talent from that market. It's a bit of a different formula."

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tags: Chael Sonnen (detail)  Wanderlei Silva (detail)  TUF Brazil 3   


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KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/20/13 9:53 PM by KingofBJJ

Does anyone over 14 really care about this?  I mean as much as I would like to see Silva break his jaw, I feel that Rashad's rape making him tap from strikes, has me uninterested.

caseharts site profile image  

11/19/13 1:23 PM by caseharts

If your Brazilian hope you get on chael team. The wrestling he will be able will be worth it

RPBJJ site profile image  

11/19/13 1:23 PM by RPBJJ

Those fighters will love being on his team! Thru are smart enough to know it's an act. They know they can learn tons from him. They will love being on "the villians" team.

Yussarian site profile image  

11/19/13 1:22 PM by Yussarian

Agreed. A little odd too. What are they thinking.

Hired Gun site profile image  

11/19/13 1:20 PM by Hired Gun

Regardless of language barrier Sonnen will be and is one hell of a coach.

SQUEEZIE site profile image  

11/19/13 12:51 PM by SQUEEZIE

thought the same thing.i think the guy gets confused and thinks dana is implying there will be all types of backgrounds and "i dont know how many brazilians will want to be on his team." i think dana was under the impression everyone knew it was all brazilian fighters.(except this guy i guess)

chris12 site profile image  

11/19/13 2:45 AM by chris12

Sonnen said he's fluent in porteguese

IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap site profile image  

11/19/13 2:38 AM by IAmNotImpressedbyYourStocktonSlap

Chael speaks Portuguese. No barrier.

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

11/19/13 2:34 AM by ChaosOverkill

It's Thiaguy, remember him?

ChrisWeidmanedmydiameter site profile image  

11/19/13 2:33 AM by ChrisWeidmanedmydiameter

Are you retarded? Or can you not read? It's Sonnen VS Wand son