The fight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen coming up at the July 7 UFC show has already begun, at least where the psychological war is concerned. After keeping tight-lipped in the face of the American wrestler’s taunting for years, Anderson struck back at the pre-UFC press conference held over the telephone today.
“Chael Sonnen is a criminal, the scourge of the sport,” the “Spider” spat to the world press over the phone, adding that he plans to smash his foe’s teeth in.
And when it comes to technique, the war is ongoing, too. As you can see in the following video, the big-talking challenger isn’t limiting himself to diatribes; he’s training hard for his impending battle at UFC 148. Chael was paid a visit by former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra, a Renzo Gracie black belt based in New York.
Drop in at Team Quest in Oregon and even get treated to a spar between Sonnen and Yushin Okami, take a look at Chael’s home to see the garage he turbo charged for training, and get a glimpse of the most precious piece in his office—the WEC belt Paulo Filho sent him for not making weight in their rematch.