Wanderlei Silva Says Chael Sonnen Is A Racist And Doesn’t Deserve Respect

Wanderlei Silva Says Chael Sonnen Is A Racist And Doesn’t Deserve Respect

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The rivalry between UFC middleweights Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva hit boiling point during filming of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3′ when the two coaches were involved in a full scale brawl.

Tensions have been eased since then between the pair but Silva is still refusing to wait until July, when they are set to meet, to settle their ongoing dramas. The former Pride champion used Instagram to defend his actions in their scrap on the show by saying Sonnen was a ‘racist’ and doesn’t deserve respect:

This guy is a racist and he doesn’t deserve our respect,” Silva wrote on his Instagram page. “I wouldn’t be mad (at him) if I had no reasons to be.”

“Now, if you want to cheer for him be my guest, you deserve my respect. I don’t agree with him and I think we should be united this time. We’re stronger together.”

Silva’s most recent rant is reportedly aimed at regaining support of Brazilian fans who were upset with the MMA icon and his assistant coach, Andre Dida, for their actions in the TUF brawl.

The scrap between the rivals was shown on the sixth episode of the reality series. Silva was widely criticised by many, including UFC president Dana White, for appearing to instigate the scuffle. On top of that, the Brazilian also injured his back after being taken down by Sonnen during the scuffle, causing their planned fight to be postponed.

Silva vs. Sonnen was originally expected to take place at TUF: Brazil 3 Finale but was then moved to UFC 173 and then again to UFC 175 after “The Axe Murderer” injured his back.

UFC 175 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event features a middleweight title fight as Chris Weidman looks to defend his title against Lyoto Machida.

Who do you think will emerge victorious on July 5?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/NateDogg NateDogg

    Can't wait to see the one sided beating Chael is going to put on him. Maybe he respects him afterwards…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Kackvogel Kackvogel

    wanderlei can talk so much crap about chael like he wants!!! chael does the same, but is more entertaining in his interviews (not in fights)

    war wand

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

    If Chael was a racist he wouldn't be letting Yushin Okami stay in his mums house….Wanderlei knows he is behind on the score card and is just making up bullshit now…The whole beef with Brazil started after Silva starting showboating and mocking fighters….Chael saw it as an opportunity to self promote…..

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DesiredUsername DesiredUsername

    An ignorant douche bag, yes…but not a racist.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Ivy Ivy

    Wanderlei is too dumb to know what racism even is. Ridiculing Brazillians is hardly racist as Brazillian is not a "race". I can't wait for to Chael to retire him.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/BruceLee Bruce Lee

      Right! And, when Chael was saying things like Nogueira tried to feed a bus a carrot which of the following do you believe was true:

      1) Chael honestly believed the story – he's a sucker for a stupid story

      2) Chael didn't believe the story but was trying to convince people that Nog actually thought a bus was a horse because he actually thought he could fool us.

      3) Chael was trying to rile up Anderson Silva so instead of counter striking he'd be aggressively moving forward and therefore more susceptible to the double leg takedown.

      Obviously #3 is the case. For those that believe Chael is racist or rude for his attempts at funny stories designed to rile up Anderson Silva – come on – you're not that stupid…are you?

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/watermelonfresh watermelon fresh

    He comes across as a raciest but he's probably not.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/akieyugames akieyugames

    OK, ok, ok…Yes…but he's OUR racist!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/UnderdogGreatness UnderdogGreatness

    He is definitely a piece of crap.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HATEOCRACY HATEOCRACY

      L.augh O.ut L.oud!!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DanaBlack DanaBlack

      Sharp

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DanaBlack DanaBlack

    I don't know about racist, but Chael is such an annoying twat. War Wandy. Dig deep and bring us a vintage axe murderer revival!!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/HunterB HunterB

      lol Dana Black… lol… racism…. lol

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/jamo jamo

    I think wand's taking it too hard. Chael is a master agitater. And he's definitely in his head.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

    Because the the way you treat someone who "doesn't deserve respect" is by being a bigger idiot than they are.