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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at UFC 117If there was an easy way to describe Anderson Silva prior to Monday, it was that he could easily be called the silent assassin.

As deadly as any fighter that’s ever stepped foot into the UFC Octagon, Silva has always let his devastating strikes and submissions do the talking for him when it came to the standard trash talk prior to fights.

Well, that all changed when Silva met with the media on Monday during the UFC 148 pre-fight conference call.

Usually reserved in the past, Silva has always seemed to laugh off the comments made by opponent Chael Sonnen as childish and immature, but somewhere over the last few months, the UFC’s most dominant champion ever snapped.

“Well first of all, Chael is a criminal, he’s been convicted of crimes, he doesn’t deserve to be in the Octagon and when the time comes and the time is right, I’m going to break his face, and break every one of his teeth in his mouth,” Silva unleashed as soon as the call started.

For the next nearly 30 minutes, Silva explained in graphic detail how he plans on putting Sonnen away on July 7. If the challenger was looking for a fight, it appears he’s found one.

The normally calm Anderson Silva disappeared, and the giant inside awoke, as he threatened to literally end Sonnen’s career when they face off in the main event of UFC 148.

“Right now, I’m focused on what’s going to happen in the next few weeks and right now the playtime is over. I’m going to beat Chael’s ass like it’s never been beat before. The joke is over, there’s no more talking, I know he’s on the line listening and the game’s over. I’m going to beat his ass out of the UFC. He’s never going to want to fight again after I’m done with him,” said Silva.

“It doesn’t matter if I’m on the bottom, the side, the top, it doesn’t matter – 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 going to beat his ass like he’s never been beaten before. I’m going to make sure that every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broke, his legs are broke, he’s not going to be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself. I can guarantee that.”

The fiery responses had the media on the call and just about everyone watching the situation unfold on social networking sites in a frenzy as Silva has never been a fighter to open up with such a venomous verbal barrage.

As he goes for his 10th consecutive title defense, a record that Silva already owns in UFC history, he’s adamant that this fight is just as important as all the rest when it comes to his legacy in the sport.

Fighters are often known for not only being great champions, but for their greatest rivalries. Muhammad Ali had Joe Frazier, and Anderson Silva has Chael Sonnen.

“I’m just going to make him pay and make him eat everything that he’s said, not only about myself, but about our country, about everything. I’m going to make him pay and make sure that he never disrespects any Brazilian, any fighter. I’m going to beat him maybe the way his parents should have beat him to maybe teach him some manners because he’s disrespectful, he’s a criminal, and I’m going to beat him up like he’s never been beat before,” Silva stated.

“The game’s over. I’m not playing anymore.”

The last time Silva and Sonnen faced off, it was Sonnen who got the best of the champion for 20-plus minutes before succumbing to a late triangle choke submission that ended the fight.

Silva promises the outcome this time will be the same except Chael Sonnen won’t be controlling much of anything except choosing the physical therapy that will be needed after the necessary hospital care he’ll need when the fight is over.

“There’s going to be no difference in the end. The first time we fought he stepped out the loser and he’s going to step out losing again this time,” said Silva. “The only difference this time, he’s going to have to go see a plastic surgeon after the fight.”

And with that Anderson Silva’s time on the UFC 148 conference call was over, but the message was sent and received by everyone listening, including Chael Sonnen. This is an angry and focused Anderson Silva and that could be a very scary prospect come July 7 in Las Vegas.

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