White: Chael coach TUF Brazil? He might not make it out
Although Wanderlei Silva has done a remarkable job of using what you might term Sonnenesque pro wrestling methods to draw Chael Sonnen into a fight, Sonnen is scheduled to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 167 and Wand is out with injuries, perhaps until 2014. But, there is a new TUF episode that will be filmed in Brazil, so some fans thought the pair would be perfect to coach vs. one another.
However, UFC president Dana White thought that idea wouldn’t fly, as Sonnen wouldn’t make it back.
“People keep asking me if they’re going to be the coaches (for TUF Brazil 3),” said White in Brazil on a UFC World Tour stop in Rio de Janeiro on Monday. “I can’t have a Brazilian within 10 feet of Chael Sonnen in America Imagine bringing Chael Sonnen here for six weeks. I don’t think he’d make it.”
“I mean there’s situations in the United States where that we had an event where a Brazilian fan started swinging at Chael Sonnen trying to hit him. Then we did the Fan Expo, and a Brazilian tried to swing at him at that. Wanderlei’s name is ‘The Axe Murderer’ and he is a very proud Brazilian and he doesn’t like Chael Sonnen and the thing doesn’t surprise me one bit.”
“I don’t have to tell you guys, I stood here what was it a year and a half ago with Anderson sitting here, and Chael sitting here saying horrible things about this country and about the people and about him. Brazilians do not like Chael Sonnen.”