Chael Sonnen Says UFC Champ Anderson Silva Will Be Remembered Like Mike Tyson

Somehow I missed this video of UFC middleweight #1 contender Chael Sonnen trash talking Anderson Silva. Sonnen very nearly defeated Silva at UFC 117 in August of 2010 but since then has had a long road back to the top. After failing a post-fight drug test Sonnen didn't fight again for over a year and his issues with the California and Nevada State Athletic Commissions kept him from both an immediate rematch against Silva and coaching The Ultimate Fighter against Michael Bisping.

Sonnen is expected to finally get his shot at Silva at UFC 147 on June 16. The event is expected to take place in Brazil but logistical issues have made it unlikely that it will be held in Sao Paulo as originally hoped.

In the video above, shot by Stephan Bonnar as an ad for his apparel line (Chael is modeling a "I want Anderson Silva") Sonnen says that Silva will be looked back on by history like Micheal Tyson because of his padded record.

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