UFC president Dana White mentioned during the post-fight presser that the UFC middleweight champ took umbrage with Sonnen’s recent comments about kicking in Silva’s back door, slapping his wife on the ass and telling her to go cook him a steak.
“Those guys really don’t like each other,” White said. “I don’t know if Chael really hates Anderson, but Anderson – I don’t know if any of you saw his face when [Chael beat Brian Stann], but he wasn’t doing the whole joking around thing. He was pissed. He’s really upset bout the smack-his-wife-on-the-butt thing.”
“The Spider” isn’t the only one who was rubbed the wrong way by Sonnen’s recent remarks. Silva’s longtime manager Ed Soares told MMAJunkie today that “The American Gangster,” who challenged his client to a loser leaves town match on SuperBowl weekend in February, is in no position to be making ultimatums given his legal issues the past few months.
“First the guy gets in trouble for fraud, then he tests positive for steroids, and now he wants to kick in someone’s door and slap their wife in the ass? This guy should be in jail; he shouldn’t be fighting.Chael is not the person that’s going to determine when [Silva] is going to take the fight. When he’s going to take this fight is when his shoulder is completely healed up, and he’s ready to start his training camp for the fight.It’s not because Chael says he wants to fight in February. Who is Chael to determine that? Chael needs to take a number and wait his turn,” Soares told MMAJunkie today. “He got his opportunity, and he tapped. It’s not the first time he’s tapped, and I guarantee you it won’t be the last.”