In a media conference call about the upcoming fight, Silva said:
“I’m going to break his face and every tooth in his mouth,” Silva said through his interpreter and manager Ed Soares. “I know he’s on the call listening to this and playtime is over. There’s no more talking from him. I’m going to beat him out of the UFC. I’m going to make him pay for everything he’s said about me, my family and my country. I’m going to beat him maybe like his parents should have to teach him some manners. I’ll teach him those manners myself.
“No more sh** talking from him. Chael Sonnen's going to get his ass kicked like he's never gotten his ass kicked before. What I'm going to do inside the Octagon is something that's going to change the image of the sport, I’m sorry. I'm going to beat his ass like he's never been beaten before. This is going to be violent and I am sorry. I'm going to make sure that every one of his teeth are broken, that his arms are broken and his legs are broken. He's not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself. I can guarantee that. He will need a plastic surgeon afterwards.”
So much for Mr. Nice guy. Anderson laid it all out on the line with these notable quotes. They were so good that Chael didn't offer a snide rebuttal or explosive comment of his own. And if you can get Chael to shut up, you're doing something right.
Anderson doesn't truly believe that he can break every bone in Chael's body within the confines of a sanctioned MMA match. So unless Anderson is planning on driving a semi down to the cage to run Chael over with, I think it's safe to say that Chael will be able to walk out of the Octagon.
The great thing about this is that Anderson is mad. He's incensed with anger at Chael for what he's said about Brazil, his wife, and his colleagues. Anderson feels like he's fighting for the integrity of the sport which is why there's so much venom in his words. He knows the prestige and honor and respect that comes with being a Champion and feels like Chael deserves none of it.
Because of those reasons, he wants to break all the bones in Chael's body.
But can Anderson cash the checks that his mouth cashed, or will his first guarantee be his undoing? Watch and see.