TUF Brazil: Chael Sonnen's coaching staff fears for their safety

Jonathan Ferrey

According to Dana White, the new season of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil is so intense that the coaches Chael Sonnen brought with him are afraid for their safety.

Everyone expected that the bad blood would be boiling when noted American xenophobe Chael Sonnen traveled to Brazil to coach the third season of Ultimate Fighter: Brazil opposite Wanderlei Silva. Well if you can trust UFC president Dana White, things are already heated up way past simmer.

Here's what he told Fox Sports 1 (via MMA Weekly):

"From what I have heard, the first day of filming was absolute insanity. Basically, it's so crazy down there that the guys that are coaching on Chael's team are scared to be there. That's how insane it is inside that gym.

"I think this season is going to be explosive and crazy," added White. "From what I’m hearing, the things that went down, Wanderlei is 100-percent being Wanderlei and Chael is being Chael."

Chael added:

"The threats are very real, and we downplay them if anything. They’re real and genuine. Attempts have been made. It’s just the way it goes. I’m not going to live my life in fear. I don’t live in fear," said Sonnen."I don’t think about it a whole lot. Again, it’s a real thing. I recognize it. That’s it."

What do you think? Has Dana burned us one too many times?

Sonnen and Silva are expected to fight after the season is completed.

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