Anderson Silva is not happy with his upcoming opponent Yushin Okami’s decision to add training partner Chael Sonnen to his camp. Sonnen, the last man to come close to a victory over ‘the Spider‘ at UFC 117 before being caught with unapproved testosterone replacement. Silva takes a stern position on his thoughts of Sonnen, calling him a ‘loser’ and a ‘doper.’
“You have to find the best people to train with, and I think [Okami] chose wrong,” Silva told O Globo, Brazil’s second largest newspaper. “I’d never align myself with a loser, a loser in every sense. He didn’t win the fight [between us] and got caught doping. You want to be a champion? Get with good people, with winners.
“Moreover, Sonnen wasn’t a tough opponent for me. I was injured with cracked ribs and fought five rounds. If I hadn’t been injured, the fight would have been different.”
Silva went on to express much glee over his chance to settle his score in front of his country.
“Brazilians are involved in MMA; they’re talking about it,” Silva said. “Many people call me to talk and to tell me they’ll be at my fight. They want to see me live. It’s a different emotion … I’m trained not to feel pressure, to approach it as just one more fight. And I’ll have to train because [Okami] will be well-trained.”