"This is a joke – he's a clown," Silva told MMAjunkie.com. "He's a second-level fighter. He's not Top 10 – he's not a top fighter. He can't say anything about that because he's not in the position. His results don't give him the right to talk like that."
"'Shogun' is going to hurt him," he said. "I think it's maybe going to be Sonnen's last fight. He's not going to fight after that fight anymore."
"When I fight with him, it's going to be a great fight, it's going to be a good match," Silva said. "But when I fight with him, he's going to know what's going to happen.
"I'm not going to just fight. I'm going to hurt him."