Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva have been chosen as opposing coaches for season three of TUF: Brazil. In a recent interview with Whoa! TV, Sonnen shocked many MMA fans when he expressed possible interest in having one of his formal rivals be one of his assistant coaches.
“Who knows, I may reach out to Anderson and see if he wants to be on the coaching staff (of TUF: Brazil 3) with me,” Sonnen said to Whoa! TV.
He also spoke about how despite losing to “The Spider” twice already, it has not deterred his interest in fighting him again for a third time.
Anderson Silva has yet to comment on the issue.
As bizarre as it sounds, bringing Anderson onboard as an assistant coach on Sonnen’s team could actually be a good idea. Most Brazilians absolutely hate Sonnen, they hate him so much that Sonnen has to have extra security every time he goes to Brazil. In stark contrast, they love Anderson and Wanderlei. Having Anderson on Sonnen’s team might give Brazilians a good reason to hate Sonnen just a little bit less.
Also, it would be interesting to see how Wanderlei Silva would react to a fellow Brazilian taking the side of his American opponent.