UFC middleweight champion Anderson “The Spider” Silva:
“Do you want to be a politician, or do you want to be a fighter or you want to be a gangster? I chose, for myself, being a fighter. If I wasnâ€™t a fighter, Iâ€™d be a cop, and in that case it would be a serious problem, because youâ€™re a gangster and Iâ€™m a cop … Chael, as a fighter, is a good politician. He thinks he knows something, but on the day of the fight, when we are all alone in there, heâ€™ll have his chance. Once again, heâ€™s saying crap.”
“What heâ€™s saying is disrespecting me, heâ€™s disrespecting me and all opponents Iâ€™ve faced. Dan Henderson, in my opinion, is the best wrestler that there is out there on MMA … Iâ€™ll keep doing my job the same way Iâ€™ve always done. Iâ€™ll do a good fight, as I always do, Iâ€™ll try to show my technical superiority.” [Tatame]
Sonnen, a realtor, politician and fighter, has pulled no stops in calling out Anderson Silva on his fighting style and attitude in the media. The Spider finally addresses Chael Sonnen’s onslaught of criticism in this interview with the Brazilian news magazine Tatame.