Sonnen on Silva: “I’m going to take his belt on Aug. 7 and then Dana’s going to fire him on Aug. 8.”

UFC middleweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen has been speaking, again, about his upcoming opponent , UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, who he meets at UFC 117, explaining after he beats “the Spider” he plans on Dana White dropping Anderson from the roster.

Sonnen, speaking on a press conference call tonight, said:

“I’m a partner with the UFC; Anderson’s an employee. There’s a big difference. That’s the reason all the questions keep coming to me because I give a coherent and clear answer that somebody wants to hear, and he sits on a speakerphone in a car somewhere and says ‘yes’ and ‘no.’”

“I just don’t like him, that’s it. I don’t offer an apology and I don’t need to give an explanation. We can’t all get along. He and I aren’t going to be friends, we’re going to go out there and fight. That’s it. I don’t wish him a bad life, and I don’t hope anything bad happens to him. I’m going to take his belt on Aug. 7 and then Dana’s going to fire him on Aug. 8.”

“Anderson, I think, doesn’t have any fans. He’s the only guy in the world that’s been a champion four years, he’s never (been) beaten in four years, that’s sponsored by one company. Nobody sponsors him, nobody puts their name on the guy, and nobody wants to dress like him, act like him, or be like him. I on the other hand have a number of sponsors, a number of merchandise that’s got my name on it. It’s some of the best sellers out there. So I know who the fans are behind, but it could be a fickle building.”

“This is just words, this is just a conference call. Anderson finds it to be funny, and they’ll take care of what they’ve got to take care of Aug. 7 inside the Octagon. You knew when you asked him a question that you were setting yourself up for a boring answer, and you got one. This is Anderson yet again, he truly believes the answer he gave a few minutes ago. That people are tuning in to see a fight, and not see anything else. He really means that. He feels like he’s taking the moral high ground.”

“He couldn’t be more wrong. Does he know anything about business? Has this guy ever done anything? That’s not what people are tuning in to see, people don’t want to just see two people fight. They want to know why they’re fighting. He comes on here and says something stupid, as though he’s saying some Nobel Prize winning statement. He couldn’t have this industry more backwards.”

“It’s shocking that he actually believes that and he stands there with his chest out like we should all pat him on the back and go ‘good job Anderson, you’re training really hard.’ Well guess what dummy? I’ve been training really hard since I was nine years old, and I still have time to bring interest to people seeing me whip your ass on Aug. 7.”

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