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Friday, 04/19/2013, 10:52 am

White: Sonnen ‘attacked’ by Brazilian fan at TUF 17 Finale

It was bound to happen one day.

An overzealous, Brazilian had Chael Sonnen in his sites and when given this opportunity, took a swing at the UFC headliner. Sonnen has dumped mounds of trash talk onto the Brazilian culture, especially during the build up to his two fights with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

UFC President Dana White told of the incident that occurred at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale during a media scrum after a UFC on Fox 7 press conference.

“[Chael’s trash talk] exploded with the Anderson Silva fight, when he started ripping him and Brazil. Last weekend, I don’t know if any of you guys saw or heard about this, but he was there, shaking hands with everybody and everything, and this guy says, ‘Hey Chael! Chael! C’mon over here.’ Chael goes over there and the guy starts swinging on him, tried to punch him. [Security] bundled the guy up and dragged him out and he’s saying, ‘Fuck you! You are a piece of shit! I’m from Brazil’ and all this other stuff. The guy attacked him at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale last Saturday. It was a bad move [for that guy] — they didn’t take him out of there politely. He got bundled and dragged over every stair on the way out [laughs].”

White said that Sonnen was on the scene as coach for TUF 17 finalists Kevin Gastelum and Uriah Hall, as well as doing promotional work for his upcoming 205-pound title fight with UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones at UFC 159.


55 Responses to “White: Sonnen ‘attacked’ by Brazilian fan at TUF 17 Finale”

  1. Al says:

    Matt Mitrione was fined and placed on suspension for talking trash about the transgender fighter. Chael Sonnen got a pat on the back for talking trash about a whole country. Gotta love politics!

    • The Way Of The Dutchman says:

      Well said!

    • Crosby says:

      Even Cheal had more class with his TRASH TALK than Mitrione with his hateful rant.

      • Al says:

        I think we can agree both were out of line here. One of the most debated topics today is Civic rights for gays, Matt went on a hateful rant about his disapproval. Chael dissed Silvaas family and entire country.

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        What’s wrong with hating the sin? That’s your problem kid, you are squishy PC zombie. These people want to espouse immoral self-mutilation practices and you don’t think normal people have the right to express their opinions and outrage over immorality about it? What is wrong with you? You don’t like freedom, you prefer being a slave bitch? You want to live on the democratic plantation serving your massas? Well you can be a bitch, but the men in America aren’t. We see self-mutilators and immoral deviants and we will bring it to the light. Quit being confused. dumbass.

    • GET RID OF NATE "The Cheat" (forever) says:

      Well said. just like Sonnen set a world record for having the most ROIDS in his system and cheating in a UFC title fight. Not once has Dana ever said squat about that or that Sonnen is a FEDERALLY convicted FELON OF FRAUD. No Dana treats Sonnen like UFC royalty. UFC is in no way a LEGIT ( F A I R ) sport. Johny Hendricks has earned his title shot 4 times over by beating 4 top 10 fighters in last year or so and Dana barely acts like Hendricks exists. I use to consider myself a huge MMA fan and now i’m losing respect for the UFC by the day. Its turned into acircus more WWE style than actual sport

      • Trevor says:

        Don’t associate all of MMA with UFC. That’s where most fans screw up. UFC is to MMA what EA is to gaming. I’ll still watch it for the fighters I love, but I probably enjoy Bellator more. Especailly as of late.

    • Donovan says:

      Yeah. Money talks. Chael, abrasive or not, can bring viewers. Mitrione is not promoting a fight by doing it. it is definitely BS

  2. Xaninho says:

    So….This is not my account……..

  3. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Didn’t you know that LGBT’s are the protected favored subclass for now? Brazil is not on that list yet!! That’s the whole problem with this world wide mental illness called political correctness!!! It basically makes poossies out of men. Besides have you been to Brazil? Most of what Sonnen said was basically true.

  4. KIDD433 says:

    Clowns like u give Americans a bad name.Your portraying Americans to be loud mouthed 5hit talking punks that love dry humping…

    • GOT RID OF FITCH (forever) thank god says:

      I AGREE garGAYle is a joke and an embarrassment to all TRUE americans. I mean all this guy does is preach how Lay n pray is what everyone wants to see and “REAL” fighters are a joke.

      Goerges SAFE-Pierre is his idle and can do no wrong.

      GSP is so damn boring he doesn’t take a dump without a 6 month Greg Jackson inspired Gameplan

  5. BT says:

    While I don’t quite agree with you Al, I don’t disagree either. The main difference between Chael and Matt’s respective comments was the amount of money they generated for the UFC. Chael has helped generate a lot with his “trash.” Matt may have cost them money. (maybe who knows the reprecussions of his comments)

    Also, Matt’s comments were much more hateful than anything Chael said. If you don’t agree with that you’re delusional.

    You can also find Chael saying many positive things about Brazil and its citizens. You may not youtube a lot of things(i have that luxury at my job) but the perspective you have after hearing all of Chael’s public comments on Brazil is more positive than he is portrayed.

  6. BT says:

    I’m slow to label any nationality based off just a few of its members, esp if those members are pro athletes.

    Is England a nation of delusional strikers with little KO power, who shit talk every opponent, while constantly bitching about title shots, calling themselves the best in the world, and making excuses for their losses?

    Dan Hardy. Michael Bisping.

    I personally don’t think so. I also don’t think Dan and Mikes public personas are 100% expression of their real thoughts. So many extremists on the internet.

  7. 123 says:

    delusion strikers with little ko power? what?.. if Brad Pickett, Ross Pearson, Dan Hardy, Paul Daley, Che Mills & Jimi Manuwa hit you then youre going to sleep.. Michael Bisping is probably the only british fighter thats a point fighter.. anyway that brazilian guy is a mushroom, chael sonnen should of broke his legs lol.

    • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

      You know, I don’t want to, because I know you are a prick, but damn I’m beginning to like you and think maybe you are not such a dumbass. Oh yah, I’m a prick too so maybe that’s it??!! WTF – I meant to say just +1!

  8. 123 says:

    haha fair enough

  9. Steve Dobson says:

    Silva made a lotta $$ because of Chaels talking. Chael led him all the way to the bank.

  10. Ddddddd says:

    If promoting fights with threats and insults on the most universal yet personal level didnt exist we wouldn’t understand the insult or threat. Ali and Tyson were saying shit that blew everyone’s mind at the time but now there mainstream motivators. Come on,no one really wants to eat your baby’s or watch your country wash out in a mudslide.
    It’s called hyping a fight on a universal level everyone gets it and is moved by it regardless if its positive or negative.
    That’s not everyone’s perspective from their country or town.
    The responsibility that comes with it is the payment for who says it and hopefully a radical person doesn’t have a radical response.

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