Sonnen on Silva: “He’s going to have a black belt in jiu-jitsu and I’m gonna have no belt in jiu-jitsu. But who cares?”

Number one UFC middleweight contender, Chael Sonnen, continues the verbal beat down against division champion Anderson Silva, who he will face at UFC 117 on August 7th, 2010. Sonnen disparaged “The Spider” every chance he can, admitting the Brazilian is probably a better fighter but who cares?.

Sonnen, speaking via the Houston Chronicle, said:

“At the end of the day, he’s still going to be better than me. He’s still going to punch better than me and kick better. He’s going to have a black belt in jiu-jitsu and I’m gonna have no belt in jiu-jitsu. But who cares? Who cares who is better? In 25 minutes, it’s a matter of who is tougher, who can stand out there and go harder for a longer amount of time. Who can be hurt and stay in the fight anyway. Who’s going to get tired and stay in the fight anyway. That’s really it. He’s gonna be better, and I’m fine with that. He’s going to hurt me when he punches me, and I’m fine with that. But I’m gonna walk straight up to him, put him on his ass and beat a hole in his face. And as long as this sport has been around, that strategy has never been beaten.”

About William Smith

After watching the first Ultimate Fighting Championship I became instantly hooked. I've been a huge fan of the sport of MMA ever since. Haven't missed a UFC event & thanks to fight pass I've witnessed some of the all time greatest fighter & athletes the sport through Pride, Strikeforce, WEC, Glory, Pacrase, EliteXC.............. I resently joined MMA-paradise.com & will use this site to continue to bring the latest news from the world of MMA to all our loyal followers.