Beyond the Fight — Chael Sonnen

6 Reasons Why Wanderlei Silva No-Showed

While driving to the airport to fly to Los Angeles for the Bellator 180 press conference, I received a call. My opponent, Wanderlei Silva, is not coming—again. Although we both know fights need promoting and I’m ready to do my part, he’s apparently not feeling up to doing his. Let’s explore his possible motivations... 1. A battle of wits with Uncle Chael is just plain unfair. Let’s be honest—Wand can barely string together a coherent thought at this point, never mind engage in a war of words with the CEO of BAD GUY, INC. I give him a pass for...

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How Wanderlei Silva lost his fans and how you can prevent it from happening to you.

By Chael Sonnen There’s an old saying in poker: if you look around the table and don’t know who the sucker is, it’s probably you. In this case, the sucker was Wanderlei Silva. You see, there are rules to being an effective Bad Guy. And, as the ax murderer found out, pretending these rules don’t exist is dangerous, especially when you’re sitting across from a gangster who understands the power they yield. THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER: BRAZIL 3 When you step out of the airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the first thing you notice is the thick air that engulfs this...

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