Chael Sonnen, challenger to Anderson Silva’s middleweight belt, seems to have an endless arsenal of provocations. The saga continued at this Tuesday’s pre-UFC 117 press conference.
“I’m going to take his belt on August 7, and Dana White will fire him on the 8th” began the fighter.
“I’m sure of it, since I’ve beaten all the champions in every competition I’ve been in. I’ve been calling him out for four years. He beat a math teacher (Rich Franklin), a one-legged Canadian (Patrick Cote) and he always avoided me. I know he’s going to be the toughest guy I’ve ever fought,” he continued.
Sonnen further mentioned that Anderson has several records and titles, but that he was booed in all his latest fights and sponsors want nothing to do with the Brazilian. At the press-conference he also said that he loved promoting this fight.
The bout is set for the coming 7th of August, in Oakland, California. UFC 117 also features another four fights pitting Brazilian against American fighters.
Collaborator: Junior Samurai