Most of Chael Sonnen’s verbal assaults have been directed at Anderson Silva and his manager, Ed Soares, but a few have slipped through and hit members of Silva’s camp, highly respected members of Silva’s camp. I’m talking about the Nogueira brothers. You may have seen it, Sonnen likened a BJJ black belt from the Nogueira’s to a “free toy in a Happy Meal.” Unlike Silva and Soares though, Lil’ Nog actually fired back.
“I think he’s just talking nonsense. He is not even a real challenger to Anderson. I think other fighters have done much more in the division, such as Dan Henderson, Nate Marquardt, whom he won against, Demian Maia, who played with him like a child, and Vitor Belfort. He is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame. He will take a beating from Anderson, who will beat him like a child, will beat his ass and will shut his mouth.”
Strong words from the usually soft-spoken Brazilian. But similar to feeding an internet troll, all it did was give Sonnen reason to fire off more nonsense at the lighter Nogueira. In an open letter to his “fans,” Sonnen slipped in this incendiary passage for Lil’ Nog.
And Lil’ Nog…..I read your appraisal of the upcoming fight betwixt your pal Anderson and yours truly and, I’ll be damned, you are one sharp dude…. about as sharp as a bag of wet mice.
Do yourself a favor: 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 are also YOUR BOSSES — are idiots. It also means Ed Soares – Anderson’s manager and YOUR MANAGER TOO – doesn’t know what he’s doing, either. Smooth, guy. Very smooth. Do you have any other brilliant ideas or scathing critiques you care to impart to the UFC Brass or your own manager? Maybe that shot Sokodjou hit you with was worse than it looked (if that’s even possible).
You seem like a nice enough guy, and I have no real beef with you (Oh, and speaking of beef: If you can turn your disk over at the Rodizio once in awhile and get down to “185,” there’s gonna be a new sheriff there in less than a month who’ll be happy to ride you right back out of town on a rail). So please see this as the kind of well-intentioned advice I would give to a friend or training partner. And 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.
Like I said, that’s just an excerpt from his “open letter.” Sonnen of course goes off on Silva, Soares and even some journalist. It’s something, I’ll say that.
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