Chael Sonnen Responds to the 'Real' Anderson Silva: 'The Guy Is a Dirtbag'

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The rivalry between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen continues to grow heading into the UFC 148 main event which will feature the two 185-pounders competing for the UFC middleweight championship.

Silva made waves earlier this week when he finally responded to the seemingly endless trash talk from the man who came closest to beating him in the UFC.

“I'm going to make sure that every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broken, his legs are broken,” Silva told reporters on the UFC 148 conference call. “He’s not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself.”

Never short on words, we knew it wouldn’t take Sonnen long to respond. The No. 1 contender joined the UFC Tonight broadcast on FUEL TV via phone and let the world know that this is the Anderson Silva he has always seen.

“It was nice to see the real Anderson come through. The guy is a dirtbag, as I’ve told you for years,” Sonnen said. “I’ve fought forty-nine men before, it’s not as though I’ve never been to the orthodontist before. It’s not like I’ve never had my jaw reset. It’s not like I haven’t had to have my scalp stapled shut in the E.R.”

Sonnen added that he expects Silva to say that he’s going to beat him. But Sonnen also noted some things that were missing in the champion’s speech.

“A couple things he didn’t say he was gonna do, starting with beating me, starting with breaking my spirit and leaving with a victory, because he’s not,” Sonnen said. “I think he was one-off from saying like, ‘I’m gonna’ give you a knuckle sandwich’ and I’m kind of sitting there going, ‘Well, duh, we’re in the middle of a cage fight, dummy.’ “

The confident challenger will get a chance to make his case on July 7th.

“There’s a venue where we can figure this out,” Sonnen continued. “And on 7/7 at 7pm and 10pm in the East and only on pay-per-view, I will be in that Octagon. If he wants to meet my demands, fine, but if he doesn’t, I’m going to spear double and run him into that cage, put him on his priss little ass and run my fists into his head for 25 minutes or until he gives up.”

With only a few days remaining before the fight itself, most fighters would be stopping the trash talk and preparing for the fight itself. If anything, they’d be hyping their opponent up to make themselves look better—win, lose or draw. Sonnen just doesn’t see that as an option for him in this fight.

“The last thing you want to do is insult a guy you’re about to fight. You really want to build him up,” he said. “It’s just very hard to hide the fact that he sucks.”

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