Minotauro' Nogueira: 'Chael Sonnen is a kid' who 'lacks respect

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"I loved it. I had to call to Wanderlei to congratulate him. I always get along well with Wanderlei. Whenever we train in Las Vegas, we go to his gym. Yesterday, I had to congratulate the guy, because he has the right attitude. Sonnen is a kid who does not know what he’s talking about, who thinks it’s cute to do this type of marketing. Sonnen is a guy who never practiced a martial art in his life. He doesn’t know what respect or leadership is. He never respected any teacher, so he said those things. He’s a guy who has no respect for anything. Wanderlei gave him an earful at the right time, and I was pleased. After the fight with Anderson, Sonnen has apologized for the comments he made toward us. I think marketing yourself is fine, but what he said indicated a real lack of respect toward us.... Sonnen was totally wrong. It was a great lack of respect toward us. The guy talked too much, and even though he was doping, he still lost to Anderson. Even with Anderson hurt and Sonnen doped, Anderson still defeated him. God is just."

Former Pride FC and UFC interim heavyweight champion Antonio Rodrigo "Minotauro" Nogueira continues to pile it on top of former number one middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, after a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. In the run up to his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 117, Sonnen went to great lengths to discredit the Brazilian black belt that the "Spider" earned under the Nogueira brothers, saying it came in a McDonald's Happy Meal. He also called one Nogueira a punching bag and the other irrelevant. With his comments, Sonnen appeared to anger the entire Brazilian fighter community, including Wanderlei Silva, who warned that he might lose his teeth if he didn't start showing more respect. Is all the Sonnen bashing getting a little out of hand or is karma really just a bitch?

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