Anderson Silva spook with confidence on Monday and promised to “break (Chael Sonnen’s) face and break every one of his teeth” in their July 7 rematch at UFC 148. Now, it is Sonnen’s turn to respond to the threats.
The top middleweight contender said he is not worried about Silva’s comments and is completely confident he will be able to handle himself in the ring at UFC 148.
“He says he’s going to knock out my teeth and break my jaw and break my head and all this,” Sonnen said. “He acts like I’ve never been to the orthodontist.
“One thing he didn’t say is that he’s going to beat me. One thing he didn’t say he’d break is my will. One thing he didn’t say he’d do is win this fight. We’ll be in the middle of a cage stupid; I’d expect you to do those things.”
If that is not confidence then I do not know what is. Silva and Sonnen’s middleweight title match on July 7 will be a rematch of their fight on August 7, 2010 at UFC 117, in which Silva won with a Triangle Choke submission in the fifth round to retain his title belt. What many people fail to remember is Sonnen (27-11-1) was commanding the fight until it all went downhill quickly for him.
Silva (31-4) was quoted Monday through a translator how he was going to destroy Sonnen in the upcoming title fight.
“What I’m going to do inside the Octagon is something that’s going to change the image of the sport,” Silva said through an interpreter. “I’m going to make sure every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broken, his legs are broken. He’s not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself. I can guarantee that.”
Silva is considered one of the top fighters in the world and his nine UFC title defenses still remains the top record. His reason for calling out Sonnen before the match is because that is exactly what Sonnen did last time around and has continued to do so up until Monday. Sonnen allegedly disrespected Silva’s country of Brazil as well as talked bad about his wife and training partners.
Sonnen is prepared to take his career to the next level and knock Silva from his pedestal. However, I personally believe Silva will be able to come out victorious once again in similar fashion, unless Sonnen has already gotten in his head.
The rematch on July 7 will be held in Las Vegas and is expected to be one of the highest pay-per-views buys of all-time.