Chael Sonnen has talked trash about Brazil and its fighters for two years now, and Wanderlei believes enough is enough.
According to Tatame.com, Wanderlei thinks Sonnen has crossed the line with some of things he's said about Anderson and Brazil. He complimented the UFC middleweight champion for staying composed and not playing into Sonnen's game.
I have nothing to say to [Chael Sonnen]. I won't give him that kinda audience. I don't care about what he says, I'm not interested, said Wanderlei.
If he wants to say those things looking me in the eye, come here. But that way, saying things when we're distant, he's an ass face. Only [expletive] say things at your back. If [he says it to my face] he'll leave with a red burning scar.
There certainly isn't any love lost between Wanderlei and Sonnen. The top middleweight contender has gone after the Brazilian several times on Twitter.
In an interview with MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani back in July 2011, Wanderlei was more direct in his warning to Sonnen.
Sonnen, I kill him, I kill him fast. This guy talks a lot of [expletive]. This guy makes a wrong promotion. In the front, he talk one time, but on the computer, he talk a lot of [expletive] about our fighters. Don't talk about me because that's danger man. One day, we're gonna see each other again.
At this point, warnings from "The Axe Murderer" won't be nearly enough to quiet Sonnen, who recently sat in front of the Brazilian media in Rio de Janiero and continued his smack talk at the UFC 148 press conference.
How can one person instill fear in a man that's bold enough to take on an entire country?
In the words of UFC President Dana White, "Sonnen has either got the biggest balls on Earth, or he's crazy."
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