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Wanderlei Silva To Chael Sonnen: “This Guy Lost Respect From Me”

Wanderlei Silva has been pushing for a future match with Chael Sonnen since the brash American went on a verbal tirade against “The Axe Murderer,” and others, months ago. In a recent interview with The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo, Silva put the No. 1 contender on blast.

“He fights with his mouth. He’s not a top guy,” Silva said (thanks to for transcribing). “He creates that style and looks for guys to give attention to him. But, face-to-face, he’s like a kid; he’ll cry like a baby, man.”

Silva is set to meet Rich Franklin at UFC 147 in a couple weeks, while Sonnen will take on Anderson Silva for the UFC mdidleweight belt next month.

Silva added that Sonnen offered to shake hands, something Silva said no to. He also offered up a first round knockout for Anderson Silva in the upcoming meeting between the two rivals at UFC 148.

“You talked some bad things. I’m old school,” Silva said. “You’re talking some (expletive) about me, don’t shake my hand. This guy lost respect from me. Not one fighter respects him.”