The talk — quick-witted, often humorous, sometimes puzzling, always interesting — from Sonnen is nothing new, but roughly a week earlier during a UFC conference call, Silva surprised many with some now infamous statements.
"I'm going to break his face and every tooth in his mouth," Silva said through interpreter Ed Soares. "I know he's on the call listening to this and playtime is over. … I'm going to make him pay for everything he's said about me, my family and my country. I'm going to beat him maybe like his parents should have to teach him some manners."
Indeed, Sonnen, taking the call from his home, heard it all and said it made no matter to him.
"It was nice to see the real him come through. You know, this guy's a dirtbag. It was good to see the real him come through," Sonnen said. "You gotta understand, if you knew your funeral was coming up, you'd have parting words, as well.