During a recent UFC 148 press conference between Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva, there was something whispered into the ear of Sonnen during the adversaries stare down. The rumors are that Silva had said “you will die,” repeatedly, which is not hard to believe since Silva has recently started his own trash talk, along with the fact that Brazilians are known for their chants of death at UFC events.
Either way, Sonnen claims that Silva was in hopes of starting a fight at the conference in order to be disqualified from their headline fight on Saturday.
“He’s in my head — I think about that guy every single day. What’s the difference, anyway? If I’m in his head, it;s not going to help me land a right cross on Saturday night. I’m going to need to do that with my skills…. I don’t think there is a mental side to it. I’m in his head, but he’s in my head, too. So what? That’s what drives and motivates me. Look, at the press conference, he was trying to get disqualified. He was trying to start a fight so that he could say, “Oh, Chael hit me and now I can’t fight Saturday night.’ It was very transparent and obvious. It was very hard to keep a straight face because I knew what he was doing. I’ve been around the guy a number of times where I’d love to drag him outside and beat him up, but I’m going to wait for 7/7 at 7 p.m., only on pay-per-view and I’m going to give the whole world the opportunity to watch me do it.”
Whether believable or not that Silva would attempt to escape their bout Saturday, the two are still set to go battle it out 7 / 7 at … more likely 9ish p.m. P.T. live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Make sure to check here for full UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II results and play-by-plays live as we cover live from the event.