As the host of “UFC Tonight,” Chael Sonnen has a battery of cameras at his disposal. So after Wanderlei Silva filmed and posted a recent confrontation between the two fighters, what else did you expect him to do?

Sonnen opened Wednesday’s new edition of “UFC Tonight” with a rant about the seemingly manufactured confrontation with “The Axe Murderer” this past Saturday at the Mr. Olympia event in Las Vegas.

“I’m all for Wanderlei having a little fun,” Sonnen said. “Good for him. Let him have his fun. But Wanderlei, thee things: First off, if you’re going to do a publicity stunt, do not bring your own camera. It looks staged, which it was. It insults your audience. Assume that they’re going to connect the dots. Show up where a camera is, and then go into your routine.”

Sonnen, who of course has made a living as MMA’s unquestioned king of trash talk, didn’t stop there. The self-proclaimed “Gangster from West Linn, Oregon” honed in on Silva’s recent reluctance to accept a fight with Sonnen, with the Brazilian reportedly holding out for a cut of pay-per-view revenue, as reason why the MMA legend has no business issuing challenges.

“Secondly, in this country and within this industry, if you refuse to fight a guy like you did me, you forfeit your right to talk about that person in this type of fashion,” Sonnen said. “Accosting someone in public can be regrettable. Accosting a gangster can be hazardous.”

Sonnen (29-13-1 MMA, 7-6 UFC) is currently slated to fight Rashad Evans (18-3-1 MMA, 13-3-1 UFC) at November’s UFC 167 event. Silva (35-12-1 MMA, 5-7 UFC) is currently on the mend but should be ready to fight in early 2014. While time will whether the pair will ultimately fight, Sonnen said he’d be happy to meet Silva in a different fashion on the set of “UFC Tonight.”

“Third and finally, Wanderlei, if you would like to come on this very set and conduct a conventional and traditional style interview, we here at ‘UFC Tonight’ will pay your way,” Sonnen said.

RSVP at your earliest convenience, Mr. Silva.

For more UFC 167, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 73 start time, TV schedule, who is fighting tonight at 'Teixeira vs Saint Preux'

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

Check out our full "Fight Day" preview for UFC Fight Night 73: "Teixeira vs. Saint Preux," which takes place tonight (Sat., Aug. 8, 2015) live on FOX Sports 1 from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, read news >>

Lineal Kickboxing Update: Lineal gold on the line at Glory 23

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

As we get ready for Glory 23 tonight, here's a different kind of look at the main event, as we break down the lineal gold on the line when Nieky Holzken takes on Raymond Daniels, tonight live on Spik read news >>

Watch GLORY 23 live stream online from Las Vegas

  • 24 days ago
  • 70 views

GLORY 23 takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Aug. 7, 2015) from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined by a rematch between Nieky Holzken and Raymond Daniels for the vacant welterweight ti read news >>

GLORY 23 live stream results: 'Holzken vs Daniels 2' play-by-play kickboxing updates

  • 24 days ago
  • 24 views

GLORY 23 takes place TONIGHT (Fri., Aug. 7, 2015) from Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, headlined by a rematch between Nieky Holzken and Raymond Daniels for the vacant Welterweight ti read news >>

Video: Mayweather tells Ronda Rousey: Call me when you make over $300 million in 36 mins

  • 25 days ago
  • 26 views

The verbal jabs continue between two of combat sports' biggest stars in Floyd Mayweather and Ronda Rousey. Following her ESPY win, Ronda Rousey took a dig at Floyd Mayweather and his domestic violenc read news >>

Cris Cyborg's tells UFC: Don't make Ronda Rousey fight for me, make it for the fans

  • 26 days ago
  • 15 views

Cris Cyborg has a message for the UFC regarding a potential fight between her and Ronda Rousey. "This fight has to happen," Cyborg said on ESPN's SportsCenter on Wednesday morning. "If the UFC thinks read news >>

Cris Cyborg threatens Ronda Rousey with legal action for steroid 'lies' in the media

  • 27 days ago
  • 22 views

When Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen were scheduled to fight back in 2013, "Bones" decided the best way to talk trash was to accuse "The American Gangster" of doing steroids his entire career, an accusati read news >>

NBCSN's eight-hour MMA marathon features 'WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields' replay tonight

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

Want to watch a replay of the year’s most controversial bout? You’ve got your chance as part of tonight’s WSOF marathon on NBCSN.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Videos, WSOF read news >>

Video: Roddy Piper was turning 'Piper's Pit' over to Chael Sonnen following GFW reenactment

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

Last Thursday was a very sad day for pro wrestling fans, as well as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, after news spread that WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" R read news >>

Wanderlei Silva, other fighters push for Muhammad Ali Act in MMA

  • 28 days ago
  • 27 views

At the annual Convention of the Association of Boxing Commissions in San Diego, Wanderlei Silva and a host of ex-UFC fighters made a push for a Muhammad Ali act in the sport of MMA. The last few year read news >>