UFC 117 is set for August 7 in California, and Anderson Silva’s title defense against Chael Sonnen in the main event has already yielded a great deal of fanfare. Sonnen, the challenger, is scathing when addressing his adversary.
“There’s no other way, I’m going to win this fight. He’s looking for someone to fight and I’m going to stop this guy. He’s the champion, but I’m better than him. I don’t know how he’s going to respond to the pressure. We’ll see,” says the American wrestling specialist, in one of his less venomous statements.
He thinks he knows something” Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva had been trying to skirt controversy, but he set his reservations aside in one a recent UFC promo videos.
“Chael as a fighter is a good politician. He thinks he knows something. He’s talking trash yet again. He’s not disprespecting me, he’s disprespecting every opponent I’ve ever faced,” quipped the “Spider”.
“You either want to be a fighter or a gangster. I chose to be a fighter. If I hadn’t, I’d be a policeman. But I chose to be a fighter. Chael doesn’t know what he wants to be yet, he has to decide what he is,” said the middleweight champion carrying on.
“I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and, as always, I’ll have a good fight. I’m going to show my technical superiority, like I always do,” he says in finishing.
The bout promises a great deal of action. Check back with GRACIEMAG.com for further news.
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