He's a bona fide bad ass in the ring -- but out on the streets, UFC brawler Chael Sonnen claims he refuses to get it on ... even when some wannabe tough guy tries to provoke him into violence.
Sonnen -- who's fighting Anderson "The Spider" Silva tonight -- tells us people have been "unsuccessful" in baiting him into street fights in the past ... insisting that he "turns the other cheek" ... a different approach than the one recently taken by ex-UFC star Roger Huerta.
We also asked Chael if his hands were registered as lethal weapons ... to which he replied, "No they’re not ... but they probably should be."
UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen -- I Avoid Street Fights
8/7/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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