Wanderlei Silva: I’ll make Chael Sonnen pay in the Octagon
By Evan Stoumbelis
The feud between Chael Sonnen and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva continues. Sonnen and Silva have exchanged words over Twitter and through various media sources over the last several months, with their most recent confrontation taking place when Silva confronted Sonnen at a Mr. Olympia event in September. (see video here)
Now the two light-heavyweight fighters are slated to coach opposite one another on the upcoming season of TUF Brazil, the UFC’s 3rd time visiting Brazil for the TUF tournament.
Silva is not looking forward to spending six weeks with Sonnen, saying:
“It will be tough. He’s a douche bag, but that’s part of the deal,” he said. “I’m here to work. We do what we have to do. But it won’t be easy to live with him. Whatever I need to say, I’ll say right to his face.”
However Silva says in the end it will be worth it when he gets the opportunity to fight Sonnen.
I know that, in the end, I’ll make him pay inside the Octagon for everything he says. I expect a great win, and I want a knockout.”
No word yet on when or where Sonnen and Silva will face off after the show is over.