The war of words between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen is far from over, as the two rivals don’t square off until late May.
Silva and Sonnen were coaches on the recently-completed season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. The reality series will air on UFC Fight Pass soon, and includes a moment where the two coaches had to be separated after an altercation.
– On the incident with Sonnen:
“That was the worst program,” Silva said. “I even talk to the staff did not do this or that, but took me off sometimes. So I apologized to the staff, but I;m not blood of cockroach. There are things that you can not endure. The chief (Dana White) was neutral, he likes the fair, then neither got angry.
“When passing, the staff will see that deep down I was right. I did what everyone wanted to do.”
-Sonnen’s usage of TRT:
“If he needs must us, do what? I said to use, but my wife retorted, ‘Negative, if you use, I separate myself.’ It is said that he (Sonnen) just have a ball. If so, you must use if you are withered.”
-A future meeting with Vitor Belfort:
Silva and Belfort were coaches on the first season of TUF and were slated to meet before an injury to “The Phenom” canceled the fight. Belfort has now gone on to become the No. 1 contender at middleweight.
“Everything depends on this fight now,” Silva said. “I’m at a time in my career that live next fight. The last I fought (vs. Brian Stann) was very good against a guy who was considered a favorite and did well.”
-Extended time off between fights:
“I think it’s good for me,” he said. “I had a long time to recover, to get back to training now. One must be careful during training not to hurt me. Training both, I think it’s never good and can end up hurting me. But I will take care not to have any injuries.”
Felice Herrig is scheduled to be part of the 20th season of The Ultimate Fighter, as the UFC brings strawweight females into the fold.
Herrig, a veteran of the sport who is known for her extravagant outfits, pleaded her case on Instagram recently.
“I design and custom make all my weigh in and fight outfits so for me this is a very big deal and a very big part of my brand and image,” Herrig wrote. “A lot of fighters like myself get paid more money from sponsors and a lot is based on marketability and mother style I bring to weigh ins and also the fights.
“Taking that away takes a lot away from what they are trying to do as far as getting people hooked to WMMA.”
Herrig (9-5) is coming off a decision loss last December to Tecia Torres. She had won four straight prior to that.
The TUF 20 season will crown the first-ever UFC female strawweight champion.
UFC president Dana White saved up all the best behind-the-scenes footage from the four recent events for his first UFC 170 video blog.
In the 14-minute plus video, White takes us back to UFC Fight Night 30, The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale, UFC Fight Night 35 and UFC on FOX 10.
Hold on to your seat folks because former UFC fighter Don Frye has returned with his predictions for Saturday’s UFC 170 card.
Frye, who calls’em like he see’em, has released his third installment of “Predator’s Predictions.”
The nearly three-minute video features Frye “breaking down” Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann, all the while holding a rifle and thinking about alcohol.
You have to see it to believe it.