Anderson Silva has a reputation as a quiet champion. However, Chael Sonnen has prodded the champion enough that he has decided to respond. The two will meet at UFC 48 on July 7th and Sonnen looks to take the middleweight championship that Silva has had since 2006.
“I’m going to break his face and every tooth in his mouth,” Silva said of Sonnen through his interpreter and manager Ed Soares. “Playtime is over. There’s no more talking. I’m going to beat him out of the UFC.”
“It doesn’t matter if I’m on the bottom, side or top, Chael Sonnen is going to get his” rear “kicked like never before. I’m going to make sure his arms and legs are broken. The game’s over. No more … talking. It’s on now.
“I’m going to make him pay for everything he’s said about me, my family, my country. I’m going to beat him maybe like his parents should have to teach him some manners. I’ll teach him that myself.”
I don’t follow UFC as much as some people, but this is totally out of character for Anderson Silva. He rarely speaks, so Sonnen has certainly touched a nerve. Sonnen has been the closest guy to beating Silva, but I do not know if he wants to fight an angry Silva. I wouldn’t want to fight a calm Silva.
It looks like UFC 48 will be worth the watch. Either Sonnen pulls off a great upset or Anderson Silva shows why he is the best at what he does.