Chael Sonnen attacked by Brazilian fan at TUF 17 Finale

Talk about taking things a little too seriously. It seems one Brazilian fan in particular took the words Chael said regarding Brazil and it’s people to heart and held them there for the past year or so.

The man obviously held the grudge right up until the moment where he finally found his opportunity to lash out and exact his revenge.

According to Chael who spoke with MMA Junkie in a interview recently, the man called him over to the stands, and being the fan friendly professional that he is, Chael obliged only to be a split second away from receiving a black eye.

Were it not for the quick reflexes of the security guard on duty, the situation could have very well ended up ugly.  According to Chael:

“It was very quick, like those things typically happen, I was visiting with some fans, and a gentleman had started in on me. Ultimately, that’s what it led to.

As far as the act goes I think it’s absolutely disgusting for a fan to make an attempt at using violence on an athlete just because they disagree with something he’s said. In this particular case Chael plays it politically correct and shoots straight on where he stands and see’s the situation:

“I think a fan can do anything they want. I think they can heckle, a fan can boo, but they can’t touch you. But the same thing goes for me. I can yell at a fan too, but you can’t touch them. If you want to be a fan, you buy the ticket, and you can have any energy you want, whether it’s positive or negative. And in this case it was negative, and he went a little too far.”

“It was really quite interesting,” Sonnen said. “He was caught literally a quarter-second before it would have landed. I barely saw it coming in before a gentleman named Kaya stepped in and caught it.”

Interesting and classy to note that Sonnen claims he wouldn’t have struck back. Which I’d say is extremely lucky for the over reactive fan, because the last thing you’d want is to take a swing at a professional fighter and piss them off:

“We only compete in highly regulated and sanctioned matches,” he said. “I’m not a fan of that, but if he would have connected, I would have turned the other cheek and walked away. I certainly wouldn’t have engaged him.”

“The guy seemed like a perfectly nice guy. He was an Anderson Silva fan. He was backing Anderson Silva verbally. For it to turn physical, yes, that was a surprise. But until that point, he just seemed like a guy with a passion for his favorite fighter.”


21 Comments

  1. Avatar of toxic

    toxic

    April 19, 2013 at 3:12 am

    oooh poor little dumb pussycat Chael didnt know that what you plant you will harvest…

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    Ivy

    April 19, 2013 at 4:23 am

    Like Chael or not he is an American citizen. You don't come into this country, OUR country from anywhere else and lay a hand on one of us you Brazilian prick.

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      steven306

      April 19, 2013 at 4:52 am

      Who exactly is "OUR" ? lol seems your perception is color orientated my friend. You must either be an anti-immigration Nazi…or …an angry pissed white guy. lol either way…there is no such thing as "OUR" if anything this land belongs to the Native Americans and we are all the immigrants. lol. so get off your high throne Ivy…what color are you? just curious…lol

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        Ivy

        April 19, 2013 at 11:12 pm

        Don't be a little ***** Steven, you don't know me and never will. It's not racist to say don't DISRESPECT and American. I would have same thing if it would have been an AMERICAN black, Asian or Hispanic fighter too so **** you prick.

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          steven306

          April 20, 2013 at 12:56 am

          Lol. I pinch a nerve? Its only the truth. You think just bc u were born here u are "American" ? Lol gimme a break. How do know the brazilian guy wasn't not born here too just like u? Grow up

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            Ivy

            April 20, 2013 at 8:52 am

            When is the last time an Irish person was called an Irish person when they were in fact, from America? Obviously he was Brazilian. Quite reaching for an excuse and being a dumb ****.

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            steven306

            April 20, 2013 at 7:39 pm

            So infact you a hypocrite!!! lol…thank you for proving my point!!! your from Ireland by blood so by being born here has givin you the impression that this is your land? lol….you've just contradicted yourself…..YOU and the guy whos family was from Brazil are all decendants of immigrants. lol. thank you.

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      PukeVomit

      April 19, 2013 at 7:05 am

      fuckin nazi

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      Endo

      April 19, 2013 at 7:27 am

      Wow – another tough guy. Only separated by the event from it being in the past, a UFC fighter and being an anonymous person on the internet.

      Then gives an absurd, predicable, pre-programmed, cartoon(ishly)-nationalistic response. Chael's German by blood but now a citizen, what if the Brazilian guy is a citizen too? (mind blown)

      MURICA!

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      docedoce

      April 19, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      I lay my hands all over your american citizen girls. Stop crying when americans are the first to cry when others talk about usa. so shut it and take it like a man

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        chael4president1

        April 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm

        No one is crying. We Americans know that many people in the world do not like us. It is because very often some idiot does or says something stupid. And he represents America whether we support him or not. Not all Germans were Nazis, but Germany is associated with them and maybe will be forever. I think the United States has all kinds of problems. The country is failing because the masses are stupid. ( In any country) I live in the south where some people are more open about how they feel toward certain races or religions. Those people are stupid when they think all people of a certain race are all the same. But just because I agree with cracking down on illegal immigration does not make me racist. It's just logical. illegals cause a lot of problems. They don't pay taxes, yet my money still goes to them sometimes. I am of mixed ethnicities. So don't bother calling me a white devil or whatever. You can like some things about your country and hate other things. However I think everyone is a little more offended when some foreign person comes into their country and commits a crime. Especially a violent one. The previous comment may have been more about race, But no matter the race, that fan was a real loser.

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    Bronson007

    April 19, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Who really gives a flying fxxx, this is worse than The Kardashians.

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    IChokePeople

    April 19, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    F\/(k Chael, I think the fan was in the right. What Chael has said in the past about Brazil and the Brazilian people has been xenophobic at best if not down right racist. Even if it was an act (I don't buy that) Chael went too far. If you make those kind of comments you get what you get. It's just too bad he didn't connect.

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      Bruce Lee

      April 19, 2013 at 7:50 pm

      Come on Choke. I can accept that Chael is obnoxious and rude and that his attempted comedy routine goes too far but to condone physical violence in response to having your feeling hurt by an entertainer is absurd. By your logic any Chael fan would be within his rights to bop you on the schnoz because of your opinion. (What bar are you going to tonight? ;-)

  5. Avatar of chael4president1

    chael4president1

    April 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I don't remember anything racist. Brazil is a country. It isn't a race, and people of many races live in that country. Imagine if a white person struck a Brazilian fighter at an event down there. The people would mob them and beat them to death. Or stab or whatever happened first. If a country is known for a heavy criminal presence. Or dangerous streets. Then it's just the truth, not racism, if you so choose to state what you've noticed. He just happened to do it for comedy, and to bash on the Noguieras.

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    Entity

    April 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Oh come on, you know you would have rather heard Chael beat his dumb asp black and blue in 5 seconds.
    By the way, It's MY country, dont you forget it. lol

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