Antonio Nogueira: I wanna grab one of Sonnen’s tooth
Anderson Silva promised to rip every one of Chael Sonnen’s tooth of at UFC 148 next Saturday (7th), and Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira is counting the days for it to happen. “I wanna grab one of Sonnen’s tooth (laughs)”, jokes the heavyweight on an interview with TATAME.
“The guy’s disrespectful. They way he advertises himself is a wrong way of advertising, it’s disrespectful”, says Nogueira, criticizing the wrestler’s performance inside the cage. “He does those warm fights. He’s a tough fighter, a super athlete, but his kind of fight doesn’t sell, doesn’t convince, he’s not a dangerous striker nor a submitter. Where he gets his popularity from? Talking”.
Former number one of Pride and UFC, Minotauro accepts the strategy of using words to sell pay-per-view, but believes that Sonnen went too far on his provocations.
“He’s a guy who says bad things about countries, the athlete, Anderson’s wife, the way he dresses… He gets into things that doesn’t matter”, criticize Rodrigo. “If he said he was going to beat Anderson and explained how I guess it was ok, but he gets into personal stuff and that’s a mistake. Anderson did good on responding to him”.