Watching Chael Sonnen do post-fight interviews are more entertaining than watching him in the Octagon…but not by much.
BY: Jeff Schneberk
BOSTON -Every sport has its one guy whom people will pay to watch him (Pay per View) simply to hear what they have to say.
The beloved NHL used to have a few of them: Sean Avery before he retired, Don Cherry, and others.
Pro football has/had Terrell Owens.
Pro wrestling used to have Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan.
Mixed Martial Arts has Chael Sonnen.
If you need something interesting to do one day, look up Sonnen on YouTube and the hours will fly right by.
Sonnen is so cocky and confident, despite fighting, and losing to Anderson Silva not once but twice, Sonnen still claims to be the better fighter.
Chael Sonnen is probably the biggest mouth in Mixed Martial Arts. Everyone knows that.
Tonight (Saturday), he proved it again.
The finish came at the 4:47 mark of the 1st round, when Sonnen applied a guillotine choke that forced Shogun to tap.
Sonnen’s fight tonight with Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua was definitely the highlight of the night.
Sonnen’s post-fight speech wound up being a very close second!
“I’m the man of the hour too sweet to be sour,” said Sonnen after improving to 29-13-1.
“Wanderlei Silva, in three months, [it’s] you and the bad guy.”
Sonnen has been targeting Silva for several months. He has taunted Silva relentlessly during that time, but the Brazilian has seemed unreceptive to accept. That might have changed with Sonnen’s performance against Rua.
If that fight can’t be made, Sonnen might shift his attention back to former middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
“I want to fight Anderson Silva more than I want to wake up tomorrow morning. I don’t care if he has got the belt or not. I don’t accept the outcome of either of [our] fights; I don’t acknowledge that for one day he was the better fighter than me.”
I think if I was Anderson Silva for a second, I might actually be petrified.
Sonnen talked some more trash about Wanderlei Silva.
“He’s 6’1”, I didn’t know they stacked crap that high!”
Sonnen is now returning to the middleweight division of the UFC.
In the fight tonight against Rua, Sonnen came out swinging, much like the way that Travis Browne did in the 2nd last fight of the night.
Sonnen took down Rua and never let up.
Despite being a former 205-pound titleholder, Rua (21-8) has struggled to find consistency inside the Octagon. He has lost two fights in a row and is only 2-5 since losing his title to Jones in March 2011.
He did not find that consistency vs Sonnen.
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