Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen Rekindle Rivalry

Written by Tom Ngo
May 15th, 2013

UFC Middleweight Wanderlei Silva

Do you remember what went through your head when you first heard Mike Tyson say he’s so ferocious he’d “eat your children”? Well, it appears Wanderlei Silva (pictured) is nearly as hungry when it comes to Chael Sonnen. 

Silva and Sonnen have been exchanging pleasantries since their infamous 2010 shuttle ride when “The Axe Murderer” laid into Sonnen for the disrespectful things he’s said about Brazilians. Sonnen has recently doused more fuel onto the fire by trying to goad Silva into taking a fight.

Speaking of fuel, Silva had some not-so-nice things to say about Uncle Chael on this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s “UFC Tonight.”

“‘Jon Jones and Anderson Silva have been too nice to Chael,” Silva told reporter Ariel Helwani. “‘I want to suck his blood. I want to smell it. Not just fight – I want to hurt him. Chael is a joke, man. He’s going to be second forever. He’s never going to be first.’”

Seeing as how Sonnen is a co-host of the weekly show, there’s no way he couldn’t return fire right on the spot.

“I think the real breaking news there is that Wanderlei Silva put together a coherent sentence that somebody understood,” Sonnen countered. “But I can assure you, Wanderlei, I will not be signing a contract for you to suck on any part of me. I suggest you go to a bath and find yourself.”

Sonnen has been pushing to headline UFC on FS1 1 on August 17 opposite Silva.

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