Following his big win at UFC Fight Night 26 against Mauricio Rua at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, Chael Sonnen grabbed the microphone to call out Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight, Wanderlei Silva. There is a bit of history between the two fighters when they had a verbal confrontation while on a van ride.
The bout has been discussed multiple times, but there's never been an official announcement. Both camps accused the other of ducking the fight, most recently with Sonnen's post-fight interview. With such a huge crowd viewing on television, that promo created an incredible amount of interest in the possible fight.
Silva responded with the video above.
I'm only waiting for the date and the location. Because the people want this fight and I want this fight. Sonnen, I will beat you up you coward. Why are you my fan? It's because I fight with all my heart. I don't go in there to give up. Like Sonnen did against Jones in the very first round. Like he did against Anderson, when he took a knee to the chest and stayed down like a little girl.
You won the fight against Shogun by luck, because Shogun was going to beat you up. You were very lucky to have caught him in that guillotine. But with me you will get punched in the face. I will go into this fight not only to fight, but to hurt you. I won't do it fast either. I want a 5 round main event. I don't want just a co-main event fight, I want a full 30 minutes to punch your face.
You butt face. With me it's face to face. I am for real. I don't say things only for the cameras. I will say it to your face. If Dana White receives one million messages tomorrow, do you think this fight won't happen?
So what did we learn? Wanderlei Siva
You will get a beating. I will hurt you, I will break your nose with my knee. From there you will go straight to the surgeon to fix your nose. I will break your nose in this fight.
Death metal and terrible camera angles makes this a must watch. Silva is starting to show his age and definitely lost some years from his aggressive style in the cage and practice room. A fight with Sonnen is expected to eventually happen, Wand is just trying to negotiate it for pay-per-view.