Chael Sonnen: Wanderlei Silva Always Gets Knocked Out

Written by Tim Ngo
July 1st, 2011

UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen

The war of words continue, as Chael Sonnen has taken his talents from Twitter to in front of a camera to predict the outcome of UFC 132‘s co-main event. Sonnen had been pushing for a bout with Wanderlei Silva before his suspension from the California State Athletic Commission was levied.

“Wanderlei, he can be pleasing to watch. He goes out and he’ll mix it up for a little bit,” stated Sonnen. “Eventually, Wanderlei’s fights all end the same. The referee pulling his mouthpiece out and a doctor shinning a flashlight in his eyes.”

Although it may seem like another attempt by Sonnen to get under the former Pride champion’s skin, there is some truth behind his statement.

Following one of the most dominant runs in MMA history spanning from 2000-2004 in Japan, the Brazilian has lost five out of his last seven fights, including three by way of knockout.

Sonnen does admit, however, that Saturday’s slugfest should be entertaining for fans, but expects Chris Leben to win in a one-sided affair.

“I think it’ll be a pretty fun match to watch, but I don’t think it’s going to be ultra competitive. I think it’s going to be Chris Leben,” Sonnen said.

UFC 132 takes place tomorrow night inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view starts live at 6PM PT/9PM ET.

Wanderlei, he can be pleasing to watch. He goes out and he’ll mix it up for a little bit.

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