Not even Dana White could believe what he was hearing when Anderson Silva erupted on Chael Sonnen in today’s media call leading up to the biggest fight of the year, their rematch at UFC 148 in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 7th.
Anderson got his share of smack talk in saying he wants to make Chael pay – for everyone he disrespected, including Silva’s family, Brazilian fighters and Brazilian people. Silva’s looking to break Chael’s face, smash his teeth in and break every bone in Sonnen’s body. He said Chael’s gonna get his ass kicked like he’s never been beaten before. According to Silva, Chael will not walk out of the Octagon on his own. What leaves me anticipating the outcome of this fight the most is that Silva promised, “What I’m gonna do inside the Octagon is going to change the image of the sport.”
Silva’s heated barrage of words for Sonnen led up to one main conclusion, “The game is over. I’m going to beat his ass out of the UFC,” an organization that Silva claims Chael shouldn’t even be a part of. To Silva, “Chael is a criminal…He doesn’t deserve to be in the Octagon.”
Chael Sonnen’s response to Silva venting out pent up frustration was simply,”Tell him I got two words for him. Medium Rare.”
UFC 148 Media Call
Recorded Live: June 25, 2012
With: Dana White, Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen, Forrest Griffin and Tito Ortiz
Listen to the audio of the UFC 148 media call here or download it through our iTunes link.