Why You Can't Miss UFC 148


Chael Patrick Sonnen. This guy carries as much mouth as he does weight, guaranteed. 185 lbs of verbal and physical abuse, this Oregon native needs the rematch win against Anderson Silva so badly a loss could run him out of town forever. In 2010 after nearly five rounds of pure domination, just two minutes separated Sonnen from the UFC middleweight belt. Silva, often considered one of the greatest fighters of all time turned things around when he managed to get Sonnen in an arm bar, forcing him to tap out and lose the fight in the final round. While Silva is preparing for his record setting 10th title defense, he's had to defend himself in the meantime from a verbal onslaught by Sonnen. Here are some of his more famous quotes:


"Anderson Silva is as fake as Mike Tyson was. They called him the hardest, ‘the baddest man in the world’ but he wasn’t even the toughest guy in America and we had to sit through and listen to that over and over again as he fought lots of tomato cans. Anderson Silva has no interest in the fight with me and I don’t know what his deal is …"

“I treated him like an amateur the first time, and he’s going to look like an amateur this time.”


“When I was a little kid, I remember going outside, I’d sit around with my friends. We’d talk about the latest technology, medicine, gaming and American ingenuity. And I look outside and Anderson and the Brazilian kids are sitting outside, playing in the mud,” said Sonnen.

“You tell Anderson Silva I’m coming over and I’m kicking down his backdoor and patting his little lady on the ass and telling her to make me a steak, medium-rare, just how I like it,” 

In response to the attack the often reserved Brazilian did something not many would have expected; he yelled back.


“He doesn’t deserve to be inside the octagon, and when the time comes and the time is right, I’m going to break his face and break every one of his teeth in his mouth,” said Silva. “What I’m going to do inside the Octagon is something that’s going to change the image of the sport... I’m going to make sure that every one of his teeth are broken, his arms are broken, his legs are broken. He’s going to not be able to walk out of the Octagon by himself. I can guarantee that … No more (expletive) talking. It’s on now.”

While the odds are against Sonnen, his personality has garnered a lot of attention to the sport and will likely make for ongoing drama. As a taster for those who are still a little uncertain of just how outspoken Mr. Sonnen can be, here's one of my favourite clips from TSN's Off the Record, where he was interviewed by Canadian Michael Landsberg.




So what happens when a loud gorilla is trapped in a cage with a silent ninja? We'll just have to wait and see.

xoxo,


1 comment:

  1. Ahhh yes, I remember that interview well, Jen. While I'm very much looking forward to the rematch, I can only hope Chael lives up to his own hype. I hate it when the WWE 'leaks' into my UFC.

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