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Sonnen turns soccer hooligan to provoke Anderson

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His direct challenge to the champion at UFC 136 came to nothing, so Sonnen has gone a new route to approach his haranguing of Anderson Silva.

Silva recently picked up sponsorship from Brazilian soccer club Corinthians and is an ambassador for the club. Corinthians main rival is the Palmeiras team, so Sonnen has claimed their colours as his own. Its a gesture that will resonate with the soccer-crazy Brazilian nation.

The accompanying picture and video were both released by Sonnen exclusively to Brazilian channel SporTV, home of the respected martial arts show Sensei along with other sports programming.