Team Sonnen And Team Wand Come To Blows On The Set Of TUF Brazil

The very same day that Chael Sonnen released a video update about his rivalry-fueled coaching stint opposite Wanderlei Silva on The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3, a report has surfaced that the two teams have come to blows on the set of the show.

UFC President Dana White spoke up at a Monday media luncheon to say that a fight erupted where one of Silva’s team sucker punched Sonnen in the fracas (transcribed by

“Wanderlei and Chael fought,” White said. “Just today. They literally fought. While they were fighting one of Wanderlei’s guys sucker punched Chael. They went crazy, crazy s— happened there. We’re dealing with that right now too. … They literally fought today, it went on for awhile.”

While there was no exact report to clarify the details of the situation, it’s clear that the heated exchanges between bitter enemies Sonnen and Silva reached a fever pitch in no time at all. While that may not come as a surprise, it wasn’t something that was necessarily needed to promote their upcoming fight according to White:

“It’s one of those things, it’s on a reality show, it’s good and it’s bad,” White said. “A fight didn’t need to break out between these two for people to be excited about this fight, because these two have been at each other’s throats.”

Indeed they have had a mutual hatred of one another for quite some time now. The day has arrived where Sonnen and Silva should put their rivalry to rest once and for all. But with filming barely underway in Sao Paulo, will they make it through the preceding season of TUF?

Photo: Joe Camporeale for USA TODAY Sports


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    January 27, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Dana doesn't fcuking care about what happens to Chael, as long as it's publicity, not that he can't defend himself, but he's on hostile territory doing company work (hats off to Sonnen). That would be just a pat on the back for stirring up the TUF Brazil, from Dana to Silva's team.

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    January 27, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    Give us the damn video footage! Right now!!!!!!!

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    January 27, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Well I suppose Wanderlei/his team jumping Chael is better than a random group of angry Brazilians?

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    January 28, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Does anyone else think this is staged…seems to convenient for ratings.
    wwe 2.0

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    January 28, 2014 at 12:52 am

    WWE is what TUF has to be to get ratings. SAD. This is why MMA will never be mainstream and why Dana isn't fit to run an ORG. Crap like this makes the sport look bad. Professionals don't fight outside the cage. Bad examples and reflection of MMA

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    January 28, 2014 at 3:54 am

    I'd bet a decent ammont of coin on Wandy having/faking an injury to avoid fighting Chael in the octagon. He already got a lot of money for his part on TUF…

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    January 28, 2014 at 10:31 am

    In other words the UFC staged the whole thing undoubtedly to hype the show. Dana D*uche is the Jerry Springer of mma.

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    January 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Sounds like Chael was getting the better of it, if one of Wanderloopies team mates had to throw a punch. That team member should be removed from the show PERIOD! It wasnt his place to act at all.

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