The Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen rivalry will turn into an official fight, but not before the two coach on The Ultimate Fighter: (TUF) Brazil 3. While the details for their season of the show haven’t been made public, Silva wants UFC president Dana White to make it USA vs. Brazil.
After White confirmed the two as coaches, Silva went on Facebook to send out his request. Below is a translation, which is a little difficult to read but that’s how Silva wrote the piece.
“Now it’s official, I will be responsible for representing our country, and yes I will make him pay for everything he said about us, I really need help and support you in this our new battle yesterday asked Dana to do a show USA BRAZIL you, he chooses the fighters he thinks are the best of the best uses I choose here in Brazil, it makes no sense to be Coach of fighters here, + I want to pick the fighters here, let’s make a pressure boss there, blow a Twitter asking him to be so, and once again count on you brother (a) their fans, their strength, thank you for always and in all situations you’re with me!!”
This bad blood stems from years back when Sonnen was feuding with another Brazilian in Anderson Silva. Sonnen would typically make negative comments about the Brazilian people but he went too far and “The Axe Murderer” is pissed.
A few weeks back, Silva confronted Sonnen at an expo and they were separated as the exchange was heated.
Tryouts for TUF: Brazil 3 are next month and the show will air during 2014.