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Brazil to Sonnen: Don't let the Rio hit your de Janeiro on the way out
Seems Chael Sonnen won't be in Okami's corner for UFC 134 in Brazil. His verbal assaults on the country, and it's fighters have had at least one unexpected result. It's been rumored that Praetorian, a Brazil-based MMA brand, threatened to pull the their sponsorship of Okami, if Sonnen were to attend. The terms of his probation may not allow for travel anyway, but were he to attend....
A fierce linguist, with chips on both shoulders, Sonnen has let lose on things such as the Nogueira bros, Lyoto Machida, and the entire nation of Brazil.
The nation has taken offense. Wandy summed it up the best, during a car ride w/ Sonnen
"In Brazil we have saying, you have respect, you not lost your teeth"
There's a joking lynch mob Facebook page:
"Guys, everyone is aware of what this insect has been spewing about Brazil, the fighters, of the people of this country, of our culture. I think we should give him a 'warm welcome' when he comes to attend UFC Rio on the 27th, since Brazilians carries the fame of being sympathetic, hospitable, warm people, how about a big party for our friend Chael Sonnen?"
Please, FB nerds, no group has the strength to lynch me. I'm a Republican; we run on neither blood nor oxygen.
"I only want to be there to help him...I don't need to see the show. I can watch the show on TV. I was going exclusively in support of Yushin, and frankly, it's been headed this way for a long time. It's been headed the direction of, 'Hey, this is becoming a distraction.'
"This fight isn't about me. I'm not involved. I'm here to lend you support. But I don't want things thrown at what will unintentionally be him while he's in the ring or we're going to the ring.....This is serious business. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and it's not my place to disturb it or shift any type of attention to me. This is his moment, his night, his time to be the world champ."
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