UFC 148: Spider camp guarantees 80 percent of the fans will root for Anderson Silva over Chael Sonnen

Boo this man! Photo of UFC 148 headliner Chael Sonnen by Mike Dinovo via US PRESSWIRE.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was forced to relocate the middleweight title fight of Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen from UFC 147 in Brazil to UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

Not that it will do Chael Sonnen any good.

He's not as likely to be trampled by an angry mob, but he's still going to be booed by approximately 80 percent of the mixed martial arts (MMA) fans who turn out for their rematch, booked for July 7, 2012 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That's according to Jorge Guimaraes of the "Spider" camp, who tells Tatame.com that UFC fans can (and will) see through Sonnen's "marketing" while recognizing Silva as "the best MMA fighter ever."

Those comments, after the jump.

"Chael Sonnen is a guy who came from the shadows using that marketing thing. He was unknown and then started talking about everyone, he’s talked about Lance Armstrong. He’s a bully, but got the promotion he needed. He’s not a complete MMA fighter. In matters of resources, Anderson has plenty more resources than him. As Dana White said, this sport has transpassed all limits and there’s no such thing, this kind of feeling. Here in Brazil we have that Latin blood, there’s this fanaticism, but on the United States they really admire Anderson as the best MMA fighter ever and I guarantee you 80 percent of the fans will be rooting for Anderson Silva."

Well fight fans, how about it?

Sonnen has continued to ramp up his pre-fight trash talk while Silva remains reserved and withdrawn. Except for when he's reminiscing about blowing his friends away with a shotgun.

So, who are you rooting for in this epic grudge match?

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