UFC's Dana White: Brazilian fan 'attacked' Chael Sonnen at TUF 17 Finale

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The inflammatory comments Chael Sonnen made about Brazil in the course of promoting his two title bouts against Anderson Silva have apparently come back to haunt him as a fan attempted to punch him at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale according to UFC president Dana White.

Play with fire long enough and you're liable to get burned. That's what UFC title challenger and Ultimate Fighter reality coach Chael Sonnen learned at last week's The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale when a Brazilian fan attempted to leap out of the crowd and sock him one.

That's according to UFC president Dana White at yesterday's media scrum for UFC on Fox 7 (transcribed by MMA Mania):

"[Chael's trash talk] exploded with the Anderson Silva fight, when he started ripping him and Brazil. Last weekend, I don't know if any of you guys saw or heard about this, but he was there, shaking hands with everybody and everything, and this guy says, 'Hey Chael! Chael! C'mon over here.' Chael goes over there and the guy starts swinging on him, tried to punch him. [Security] bundled the guy up and dragged him out and he's saying, 'Fuck you! You are a piece of shit! I'm from Brazil' and all this other stuff. The guy attacked him at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 Finale last Saturday. It was a bad move [for that guy] -- they didn't take him out of there politely. He got bundled and dragged over every stair on the way out [laughs]."

Sonnen fights for the UFC Light Heavyweight title against Jon Jones at UFC 159 on April 27.

SBN coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale


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