Wanderlei Silva Responds to Chael Sonnen’s Challenge: Let’s Go!

It didn’t take long at all for Wanderlei Silva to respond to Chael Sonnen‘s statement on last night’s “UFC Tonight.” Sonnen declared he would indeed stay at 205, and to fight Silva in a bout that has been a long time coming. Much has been made of the brutal trash talk Sonnen has spewed forth about Brazil, and ‘The Axe Murderer’ has taken noticeable offense. Silva tweeted his response today, along with the now infamous video that started their beef:

This should be a fight that is inevitably booked by the UFC, and could bring a bit of legitimacy back to Sonnen’s outspoken game. He’s looked a bit silly talking a big game before being destroyed by Anderson Silva and Jon Jones in his last two bouts. While Sonnen will have a better chance against Wand, never count the former Pride FC champion out. We’re still awaiting word from the UFC, but both sides appear ready to make this bout a reality. More on the details as they arise.  


28 Comments

  1. Avatar of KeithFarrell

    KeithFarrell

    May 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Completely insignificant fight but that doesn't stop it form being super fun!

    Wanderlei always has a chance to smash you apart or put you out cold but Chael isn't going to stand and trade like Stann and Le did, he'll march right over and blast through him with a double leg.
    I don't see Wand having a chance of stopping the takedown and I doubt he would get a sub from the bottom or get back up once down.

    Wouldn't mind seeing this for Chael's retirement fight, unless he plans on calling out Vitor!

    • Avatar of N.C.

      N.C.

      May 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

      Thats what UFC needs, with so many cards. They can't sell every PPV on a title or number 1 contender fight anymore. They need guys who will draw based on how they fight and how much fans want to see it.

      I'll take chael vs Wandy over a couple of the title fights coming up.

      I actually think Chael has a shot at beating wandy standing, his stand up is understated. Lose or no lose. He dropped Anderson several times. More then all the other fighters did combined.

      • Avatar of IChokePeople

        IChokePeople

        May 1, 2013 at 6:27 pm

        @ N.C.; He has no chance at beating Wandy standing. He also didn't drop Silva. Silva was off balance when he got hit. That alone tells you a lot about Silva's health in that first fight. He is never off balance but I digress. If Chael is stupid enough to stand with Wandy he deserves the first round stanky leg it will earn him.

        • Avatar of damanuz

          damanuz

          May 1, 2013 at 8:27 pm

          Silva was NOT off balance, it was Chael's punch that knocked him off balance. Listen, I'm not going to argue that Chael's stand up is Spider worthy or Wandy worthy, but give the man his credit. Chael ALMOST dropped him from a straight left when Anderson was standing flat footed. Check the video, it's really not up for debate.

          • Avatar of N.C.

            N.C.

            May 1, 2013 at 10:10 pm

            Exactly! Anderson won the fight. It's not a debate about Chael being better then Spider. He's not. The point is, Chaels stand up is under-rated.

          • Avatar of IChokePeople

            IChokePeople

            May 2, 2013 at 7:44 pm

            1st, Anderson was not flat footed.
            2nd, I am not arguing that Chael isn't a credible fighter, you are illiterate. I am arguing that he isn't a good striker. He lands but he doesn't get knock downs. When Anderson knocks someone down it is because he rocks them and they lose balance. Yes, hitting someone when they are off balance is a skill but hitting them as they are so off balance that a slight tap knocks them over isn't a sign of superior striking in a guy with no standing KO/TKO wins. It is a lucky punch on an injured Anderson. Chael's stand up is over rated if it is anything. The guy is a brawler with no power. Worst attribute combo ever for striking. Wand Is a brawler with power. He will destroy Sonnen if he stands with him.

          • Avatar of damanuz

            damanuz

            May 3, 2013 at 8:09 pm

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZhgXgCjBEw

            Check 2:26 and you can PLAINLY see that Anderson was flat footed when he was punched and almost dropped. It's time for you to tap out on this one…

        • Avatar of odesahitman

          odesahitman

          May 2, 2013 at 3:48 pm

          Your argument that a fighter who hits his opponent and puts him down while he is off balance is not a credible fighter is incredible.

          The height of skill is to hit your opponent whilst he is off balance, and is unable to defend himself. Fighting is about putting yourself into an unfair competitive advantage – this is most often achieved through applying your strength in the moment of your opponents weakness.

          I suggest you read Tsun Tsu, the art of war.

    • Avatar of IChokePeople

      IChokePeople

      May 1, 2013 at 6:23 pm

      Wand hasn't shown much of his BJJ but he does have a black belt and Chael ***** at defending triangles so I could see Wandy winning via sub. It isn't likely but it is possible.

    • Avatar of Baby Ads

      Baby Ads

      May 2, 2013 at 2:51 am

      pls teach mr sonnen a lesson mr silva, i think his mouth needs some sewing so that he will shut up, i think sonnen is all talk and doesn't back it up. He should just be in movies instead of ufc or wwe is a good haus for him.

  2. Avatar of Rory Kernaghan

    Rory Kernaghan

    May 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Joe Silva MAKE.IT.HAPPEN

  3. Avatar of Bruce Lee

    Bruce Lee

    May 1, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I love Wanderlei but he will take a G&P beating.

  4. Avatar of grandslam

    grandslam

    May 1, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    I don't care if this fight has any significance. All I can see a big grudge match coming up. The "Axe Murderer" by round 2 TKO.

  5. Avatar of MMA_knockoutz05

    MMA_knockoutz05

    May 1, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    sure,sure..sure thankyou

  6. Avatar of ClosetCasey

    ClosetCasey

    May 2, 2013 at 1:01 am

    I wouldn't count Wanderlei submitting Chael out. Back in pride, Wanderlei put Sakuraba in an arm-bar but let it go because he enjoyed giving people concussions so much. That's Sakuraba in his prime. The legendary Gracie killer. You know him and Damien Maia will be practicing some jiu-jitsu for this fight.

  7. Avatar of toxic

    toxic

    May 2, 2013 at 4:28 am

    sonnen seems to have a "thing" for getting choked out and beat up by Brazilians…

  8. Avatar of MAMBA24ILL

    MAMBA24ILL

    May 2, 2013 at 11:05 am

    Hope Wand challenges him to stand & trade.

  9. Avatar of Randy Marsh

    Randy Marsh

    May 2, 2013 at 11:26 am

    Wandy by tko. ohhhhh yeeeeaaah!

  10. Avatar of x murderer

    x murderer

    May 2, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    no good match up for chael. he won't knock wandy out. the opposite may more likely happen. wand has spend many wars on the ground back in pride. he sure can defend himself, get back up or and even submit chael (which I don't see chael do to wand)
    either chael is gonna beat him by lay'n pray or he's gonna ktfo cold. no way would chael survice the kinda onslaught that happened in the stan-wanderlei fight haha!

  11. Avatar of Akordas

    Akordas

    May 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    They must do next The ultimate fighter season with these two guys, brazil vs usa, would be amazing….

  12. Avatar of duder113

    duder113

    May 2, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    show me the money too

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