Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen won’t be coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 13, but the UFC middleweight contenders will likely square off early next year, especially after their latest war of words.
Silva began the exchange by saying he “killed” Sonnen in training in a recent interview:
“With Sonnen, he is more wrestling [based]. I trained with him one time at Xtreme Couture and I killed him there. I think he is a good opponent for me,” Silva said. “I think its fun, no? Because sometimes I talk, we talk, its making the fight more interesting. I like to talk about my opponents, no problem. I am not afraid of anybody. I’ve fought with heavyweights, light-heavyweights… for me its no problem, I fight with all!”
Sonnen shot back viciously last night on Twitter:
“You killed who? I was taking it easy on you. Ya looked like Tammy Faye Baker. I went easy so that new face of yours wouldn’t fall off,” Sonnen wrote. “More guys have worked on your face than it took to build the Pyramids. You look like Lisa Rinna w/a Leprechaun beard, you fool. You are a walking punchline. Go fight what’s left of Sakuraba in an alley behind a sushi place in Tokyo for 10 Yen apiece. If it wasn’t for me, you would be thrashing around the jungle w/a blowgun trying’ to catch breakfast.
“So a word to the UNWISE. DON’T TALK ABOUT ME. You don’t have the words, I DO. You just got burried. Now run along or I’ll do worse tomorrow. Wanna talk some more about killing me in the gym, y’idiot? You’re lucky your brother Joe’s the matchmaker or you’d be sellin’ barbecued monkey on the street in Manaus.”
The potential fight would likely take place in March or April after Silva (33-10-1) recovers from knee surgery following his 185-pound debut over Michael Bisping in February and Sonnen (25-11-1) returns from his drug test suspension after an August loss to middleweight champ Anderson Silva.
Pictured: Wanderlei Silva