Brazilian mixed martial arts legend, Renzo Gracie has been giving his thoughts on the trash-talking antics of UFC middleweight number one contender, Chael Sonnen, explaining if he ever talked about his wife like he has Anderson Silva’s, he’d bite him when the two men met.
Speaking in a recent interview, Gracie said:
“This kind of talk means you don’t deserve respect. Where I come from, it means blood – when you offend someone like this he will put his fists up whenever he sees you. The fight will happen whenever you see him.
“Sonnen has been clever. He was caught using [steroids after the first fight] but people have forgotten this. They only talk about his comments. He has turned these comments into something so big that they covered up everything else.”
“His comment about slapping Anderson’s wife on the ass did not have class… if someone said this about my wife, if I met with him I would bite him. I don’t like this kind of provocation and I hope nobody ever directs it at me because things would not go right.”
UFC 148 takes place July 7th at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Main-card fights, including Silva vs. Sonnen II, air live on pay-per-view while preliminary-card fights air on FX. The headliner is considered one of the most-anticipated rematches in the history of the UFC