During the Olympia expo in Las Vegas this weekend, a confrontation occurred between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen. Silva commented on the sharing of words via a video release on his Youtube account:
“You messed with the wrong guy,” said Wanderlei Silva, twice. “Now your time will come. I will get you. The moment I get inside that Octagon with you, you will see what I am going to do to you.”
“You are fearful. You are afraid of me. And I will beat you up. I wanted to beat you up today. But I’m a professional and I don’t fight on the street.
“Real men talk face to face. With me the talk is straight up. I will punch you face, it will happen soon. I didn’t smash you today because I’m a professional, and professionals keep it out of the streets.
“Everything you said about me will have a payback. I will give this as a gift for my people. The beating I will give you will be a gift to the people. I will beat you in front of everyone who you’ve said bad things about.
“You will see what will happen, you coward. I saw the fear in your eyes today. I heard the fear in your voice when you started talking with that thin voice like a girl. You were shaking in fear. You loser.
“I didn’t punch your face today only because I didn’t want to. But when we step into the Octagon… I will not pity you. I will beat you up. I will hurt you, you fearful loser.
“You are full of fear. And today I saw the fear in your eyes.
“Your days are numbered.”