Anderson Silva responds to Chael Sonnen's wisecracks at the 2011 World MMA Awards

OAKLAND CA - AUGUST 06: (L-R) UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva refuses to face off with opponent Chael Sonnen at the UFC 117 weigh-in at Oracle Arena on August 6 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Who is Chael Sonnen in the eyes of UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva?


That's what "The Spider" had to say about the host of the 2011 World MMA Awards after he took a few potshots at the Brazilian deity, who is returning to his homeland to spend time with his family and rehab a bum shoulder.

Courtesy of MMA Weekly:

"Nothing. I'm going back for my home, for my sons, for my wife, for my kids. I go back for training for fight. For Chael? I dunno. I'm still here in UFC for fight. Chael, Mark Munoz, Vitor Belfort, Brian Stanza (sic), Chris Leben, I'm still here for fight. This is my work, this is my life."

After disposing of Brian Stann at UFC 136, Sonnen has been pouring on the verbal abuse in hopes of getting a 2012 rematch against the reigning 185-pound kingpin, who survived four-and-a-half rounds of abuse before submitting the mouthy middleweight mudslinger with a triangle choke at UFC 117 back in August 2010.

Whether or not that fight takes place remains to be seen.

Hear more from Silva, who won "Knockout of the Year" for clowning Vitor Belfort at UFC 126, after the jump.

For more on the 2011 MMA Awards click here.

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