Although Chael Sonnen will have his hands fully trying to tame middleweight king Anderson Silva at UFC 117, that hasn’t stopped the outspoken challenger from bashing the Brazilian and his amigos.
After recently questioning the legitimacy behind Silva’s BJJ black belt, which was awarded to him by the Nogueira brothers, Sonnen stated at the UFC 115 Q&A that, “A black belt under the Nogueiras is saying, like, ‘I got a free toy in my Happy Meal.’ I don’t really understand what the big deal is. One of ’em’s a punching bag, and the other one I just ignore; he’s really irrelevant.”
Little Nog then fired back claiming Sonnen and his 24-10-1 resume didn’t warrant a shot at Silva’s crown. In fact, he insisted that Anderson would give the boisterous Sonnen the business when they collide on August 7th inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
“He will take a beating from Anderson, who will beat him like a child, will beat his ass and will shut his mouth,” Rogerio told the website. “He knows Anderson will beat him and he is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame, knowing that it will end. He has no qualifications to compete for the belt – that’s the truth.”
Well, the MMA community is a small one so it didn’t take too long for word to reach Team Quest in Oregon regarding Little Nog’s recent disses.
Here is Sonnen’s latest rant to Sherdog.com regarding practically every athlete under the Team Black House banner:
“You [Nogueira] are one sharp dude … about as sharp as a bag of wet mice. Do yourself a favor, won’t you? Have your mouthpiece permanently installed in your mouth so you can’t speak at all. Have them feed you with a tube like a coma patient. You’re not doing Anderson any good, and you’re sinking your own ship, too. You say I’m not qualified to fight Anderson … which means that the UFC brain trust, that thinks I am, and who also are your bosses, are idiots.
And that Ed Soares, Anderson’s manager, and your manager too, doesn’t know what he’s doing. Smooth, guy. Very smooth … If you lose a few (you looked like Roy Nelson in a Frankenstein mask for that Brilz fight, which you lost, buddyboy), we can scrap in the fall.”