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Chael Sonnen ‘Disrespected My Country, My Family,’ Says Anderson Silva

The tension in the air will be at an all time high when Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen step inside the Octagon on July 7 at UFC 148 in a UFC middleweight championship match.

Sonnen, who has made it his career-quest to go after everything and anything that Silva holds true, continued to do so during a press conference that both fighters attended. “The Spider,” however, did not fall into the trap of verbal warfare, as he told Tatame in a recent interview.

There’s not much to be said. Chael Sonnen talks alone. It’s not a game. I don’t like him. He disrespected my country, my family; so there’s nothing like it.

Silva added that he is, “disappointed” the fight is not taking place in Brazil, but that it doesn’t change much because a fight is a fight. Silva defeated Sonnen via fifth round submission in their first meeting.

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