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[VIDEO] Wanderlei Silva Responds to Chael Sonnen’s Twitter Challenge With Some Weird, Scary Statements

In typical Chael Sonnen fashion, the outspoken whateverweight recently issued a challenge to Wanderlei Silva with a 24-hour expiration date. Apparently Sonnen’s ability to lose fights yet subsequently talk himself into main events has confused him to the point that he believes he is a UFC matchmaker. Sure, Silva is coming off of an impressive knockout win and yes, Sonnen has lost two in a row. But when has being on a career downturn ever stopped the “American Gangster” from getting fights with more famous fighters who are actually winning before?

“I gave him the timeline…if he doesn’t answer, I’m done and I’ll move on,” Sonnen said from his Fuel TV analyst’s seat this week.

Wanderlei finally responded to Sonnen’s challenge yesterday, and thankfully not on Twitter. Silva told Ariel Helwani that he’s never been offered the Sonnen fight by, you know, the people who offer fights in the UFC. Sonnen also apparently didn’t realize that the communication medium of choice for twelve year old girls would mean little to Wanderlei.

When Fuel TV called up Silva for comment on Sonnen’s challenge, Wanderlei took things from the world of Twitter to a much weirder and more frightening place. First off, Helwani said that Silva “laughed uncontrollably” — which, if you’ve ever heard him laugh, is scary enough – before adding that, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva have been too nice to Chael. I want to suck his blood. I want to smell it. Not just fight. Not just fight. I want to hurt him…”

When that kind of statement comes from someone with as much blood on his hands as Wanderlei, it rings a little too true for comfort. Silva doesn’t deal with Twitter beefs, only lifelong blood feuds. Chael’s best lines are stolen from professional wrestlers and said far away from his foes, usually on Twitter or during awkward Sportscenter interviews. Wandy’s words go straight into folklore, much like his vicious KO’s fill countless tribute videos, while Sonnen basically fights big bouts for the sole purpose of bolstering his opponent’s’ highlight reel. Simply put, if Chael Sonnen is a gangster in the movie of his life, Wanderlei Silva is Jason fucking Voorhees. Not that I have a dog in this fight or anything.

More importantly, we all know how their first mano-a-mano encounter went down.

What do you say, nation? Do you want to see Chael talk himself into yet another rematch with someone who made him say uncle the first time around? And if so, aren’t there other rematches that Sonnen should get to first, before taking on and getting demolished by MMA royalty?

Personally, I think a rematch better suited for Sonnen is Terry Martin. Yes, that Terry Martin. Sonnen may have been beaten, exhausted and unable to stand on his own two feet without support after losing to Martin back in 2004, but at least it was a much more competitive exchange than his first showdown with Wanderlei.

[UPDATE] We have received reports that Jeremy Horn was in Los Angeles yesterday and, by virtue of being within thirty miles of the Fuel TV studio, forced Sonnen into submission. Sonnen screamed out in pain for all to hear and then denied having given up to the unknowing Horn, who was enjoying a hot dog on the Venice Beach boardwalk at the time of the win, the 90th of his career. Horn’s fourth career stoppage win over Sonnen is being listed via triangle choke at :59 of the third round.

- Elias Cepeda

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Sho Nuff- May 17, 2013 at 7:11 am
You know Wandy and Chael have already got together with their reps and worked out the details of this feud, right? I mean, do we really have to always pretend we don't know this shit goes on behind the scenes? Chael will dutifully play the bad guy, while the lovable fan favorite Wandy will be enraged and scary for the first time in years (think of what he's done to people when he wasn't angry!) and they will have a great hype machine behind the fight. People decry the "pro-wrestling" nature of such things, but you know that doesn't come from fake wrestling, it comes from boxing and it's been a part of combat sports since the B.C. when "Sweet" Sophus faced Testicles the Terror in a greco grudge match dubbed the Thriller at Thermopoylae.
macreadysshack- May 17, 2013 at 6:04 am
Misanthropy for Interwebz President
Mr_Misanthropy- May 16, 2013 at 10:30 pm
Why do the grammar nazis and english majors always come out of the woodwork around here? I read (decipher) shit on MMAJunkie all the time that is so garbled it doesn't even make sense. The writing on Sherdog is so painfully whiny it makes me want to punch myself in the nuts to cheer myself up and most other sites put such a low amount of effort into their three paragraph exposes that it might as well be a haiku. I don't come here because Cagepotato is a Pulitzer prize winning publication I come here because there is a complete and utter lack of censorship combined with cynicism, biting sarcasm and on rare occasions wit.

Still, the writing really isn't that bad.
Nippletwist- May 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm
lol chael is so shook. I knew he would get scared and back down. dude is not only a joke, he's an oppurtunistic coward. he will only take fights where he has nothing to lose and everything to gain. he's not a real fighter like wanderlei.
algiersheadkick504- May 16, 2013 at 7:50 pm
Its finally haappenung their going to go to a new level of hype build up
Alan K- May 16, 2013 at 6:58 pm
Another rematch? You're satisfied with Wandy throwing broken English at Chael and don't want to see them actually fight? You're weird.
Walrus- May 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm
Man, this writing is straight dribble.

I know Cage Potato has gone downhill in the past few years, but why put this trash on the web?

I pray to God they're not paying Cepeda that much, and whether they are or not, should reconsider if he should remain on staff.
crappiefloper- May 16, 2013 at 1:37 pm
Overheard at oval office-"hey Monica, get in here and take this Dick...tation"
Elias- May 16, 2013 at 12:58 pm
Oh yeah, I pick Sonnen in this matchup. I'm just busting his balls for looking like a sissy in comparison to Silva for the past few years of their feud with this latest blood sucking vs. twitter thing being the latest example
TheJimSkillet- May 16, 2013 at 12:37 pm
I have to say the idea that Chael, having lost to the two greatest fighters in the sport, is somehow not more than a match for a Wand who this time last year had people begging him to retire after being perpetually bludgeoned into unconsciousness. Could Sonnen lose? Of course, can Wand actually stop Sonnen's top control? I'd say unlikely. Sonnen by dry humping clinic
Get Off Me- May 16, 2013 at 12:05 pm
The jigs up with Sonnen people...I am not certain Elias crossed the line between being factual and simply hating on someone. Deal with the fact that Chael put forth a glorious effort in his first loss to Silva and was perhaps the first fighter to contrive a curtain jerking wrestling persona that has run it's course(and clearly did not bring over as many new fans as most would like to believe). I don't want to see Chael full of testosterone try and hold onto Wandy's waist for 15 minutes and call it a beat down either.
There was no problem a year ago when CP was still singing Chael's praises hoping they had a superstar on their hands, but now that this clearly isn't the case and CP is calling a spade a spade, all of sudden this is an outrage.
beef_kurtains- May 16, 2013 at 11:49 am
WTF is happening at CP? This rag used to be somewhat readable. Now it's just "we hate chael".

Good thing you got two fingers for typing Elias...would hate to see a dictation attempt with a mouth full of nuts.
crappiefloper- May 16, 2013 at 11:35 am
First time on the site hassium?
Objectivity,journalistic integrity, Hell, even FACTS...find not these things on CP you will
HassiumWitte- May 16, 2013 at 11:16 am
Chael by decision.

Not liking this article and the fact it sounds more like kids arguing their point on politics than actually looking at the story objectively.