If you want someone to sell something for you in the UFC, you turn to Chael Sonnen. Chael Sonnen has the ability to sell a fight unlike any other fighter in the UFC right now, which is probably why he’s coaching Ultimate Fighter Brazil against Wanderlei Silva. If we are honest with ourselves, there isn’t a lot going on for The Ultimate Fighter anymore these days, so going back to the Chael Sonnen well to sell a Brazilian version of TUF seems logical, to say the least.
Now, according to both Dana White and Chael Sonnen it is “dangerous” on the set of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. Okay. [source]
“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,” said UFC president Dana White following UFC Fight Night 35 on Fox Sports 1.
“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.”