Chael Sonnen was in typically controversial form following his victory over Brian Stann at the weekend at UFC 136, telling Anderson Silva, who watched his performance live, that “you suck” while challenging him to a ‘loser leaves town’ style fight.
That would be enough to get under most people’s skins, but in fact It was remarks aimed at Silva’s wife earlier in the week that really appears to have lit a fire under the Brazilian and his manager Ed Soares.
During an interview with Mauro Ranallo on his radio show for The Score during fight week Sonnen made the following jibe at Silva.
“You tell Anderson Silva I’m coming over and I’m kicking down his backdoor and patting his little lady on the ass, and I’m telling her to make me a steak, medium-rare, just how I like it,” Sonnen declared.
Apparently targeting Silva’s family was the final straw for Soares who puts Sonnen on blast during a new interview with MMAJunkie.
“First the guy gets in trouble for fraud, then he tests positive for steroids, and now he wants to kick in someone’s door and slap their wife in the ass? This guy should be in jail; he shouldn’t be fighting,” said an angry Soares.
According to Soares, Silva feels that Sonnen “crossed the line” with the comment.
As for Sonnen’s declaration that they should fight on Superbowl weekend next year, UFC president Dana White admitted that he’d be “stupid” not to do so, and revealed that the indication from Silva was that he was fired up to fight the outspoken Oregonian next.
Soares isn’t quite so ready to agree to Sonnen’s terms however.
“Chael is not the person that’s going to determine when [Silva] is going to take the fight,” Soares said. “When he’s going to take this fight is when his shoulder is completely healed up, and he’s ready to start his training camp for the fight.”
Silva is currently healing after suffering from burstitas in his shoulder and it’s not yet certain when he’ll be fully recovered.
Soares did howeveer hint that despite their distate for Sonnen’s outspoken antics that they are willing to accept a second fight with him, and when they do he expects a similar outcome to the last time the fought.
“He got his opportunity, and he tapped. It’s not the first time he’s tapped, and I guarantee you it won’t be the last.”