Sonnen recounts being attacked by Brazilian fan at TUF 17 Finale
Having fought and trash talked Anderson Silva twice in his career, there is no love lost between Chael Sonnen and the Brazilian fans. However recently on fan may have taken it a bit too far:
Sonnen was at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale when a male fan from Brazil called him over to the stands at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center, UFC President Dana White relayed earlier today at a press conference for UFC on FOX 7, which takes place Saturday at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.
Sonnen went over only to get swung on by the man, who “got bundled and dragged up every stair” of the arena while cursing the light-heavyweight contender, White said.
“It was very quick, like those things typically happen,” said Sonnen in an interview today with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). “I was visiting with some fans, and a gentleman had started in on me. Ultimately, that’s what it led to.
“I think a fan can do anything they want. I think they can heckle, a fan can boo, but they can’t touch you. But the same thing goes for me. I can yell at a fan too, but you can’t touch them. If you want to be a fan, you buy the ticket, and you can have any energy you want, whether it’s positive or negative. And in this case it was negative, and he went a little too far.”