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Wanderlei Silva Wants Chael Sonnen in Oregon: ‘I Want to Beat Him in front of All His Friends’


After suffering a number of injuries in his bout with Brian Stann, “The Axe Murderer” is back to training, and wants to beat up Chael Sonnen more than ever.

Speaking to MMAfighting.com, Wanderlei Silva divulged his strategy on training for the fight, despite the fact that it still hasn’t been confirmed by the UFC.

“I’m back to training already, and I will be ready to fight soon,” he said. “I don’t know if I’ll be able to fight this year, depends on what happens. With the way things are going now in the UFC, you have to be ready to fight anytime they call you. During war times, you have to keep your guns always clean.”

On the subject of Sonnen, he stated, “I talked to the boss and said that I can fight Sonnen in Brazil or in Oregon, I want to beat him in front of all his friends. I want them to watch how bad I will destroy him. I’d be down to fight in his backyard. You can call all his friends. I want Sonnen to feel ashamed of how bad he’ll be beaten by me.”

There has always been a rivalry between the “American Gangster” and Wanderlei Silva. More than likely, the feelings of genuine animosity are stronger on the side of Silva, as Chael tends to say a lot of things he doesn’t mean. Wanderlei despises Sonnen so much, that he is willing to fight him even after Sonnen’s fight with Rashad Evans on November 16.

“Rashad will destroy him,” said Silva. “I hope he leaves something for me. He won’t get past the second round against Rashad. Rashad will break him, and I’m rooting for Rashad to win.”

Harsh words from the “Axe Murderer.”

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