Chael Sonnen's Legacy of Lingo
With Chael Sonnen’s impending rematch with Anderson Silva at UFC 148 (and the hype that goes with it) I was inspired to write this article.
Chael Sonnen has said some pretty interesting things throughout his UFC career. Granted most of them have been aimed at his arch rival and current UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. Listed below are some of the most notable quotes from one of MMA’s notoriously controversial stars starting with – you guessed it, Anderson Silva.
On Anderson Silva:
“I’m the toughest guy in the company, period…whether it’s Anderson or any other opponent. There’s never been a guy with earrings that can out-tough me and he’s not going to be the first”
“I’m a partner of the UFC and Anderson’s an employee. There’s a big difference. That’s why all the questions keep coming to me, because I give a coherent and clear answer that somebody wants to hear and he sits on a speakerphone on a car somewhere and says yes and no”.
“People tell me he’s a great fighter. I say ‘Really? When did you see him fight? Because I haven’t seen him fight”.
“I can drag Anderson Silva out of a hotel and beat up him anytime I want. I’ve made a commitment to wait until August 7th and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure millions of people watch me do it”.
“I’m gonna put him on his prissy little ass”.
“I’m not fighting Anderson in Brazil, I’m not fighting him at the MGM, I’m not fighting him in Chicago. I’m fighting him in the Octagon and they can set that sumbitch up wherever they want. When my music hits those speakers, I’ll make that walk and I will stomp him for five full rounds … Again”.
“Instead of fact or fiction, let me make it A or B. A: Will Anderson Silva go as a duck for Halloween this year or B: will he dress as a chicken? I’m gonna go B, I think he goes as chicken, he already has the costume”.
On Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares:
“Anderson just fired Ed Soares and replaced him with a translation app he got on his phone for $14.95″.
On Mirko Cro Cop:
“Pipe down Mirko and let us just use you for oil like the rest of the dinosaurs”.
“That guy has been dropped more times than the ball in Times Square”.
On Wanderlei Silva:
“Every time Wanderlei fights I get the same feeling, sincerely. Man, I hope he gets up and can walk out of the ring. It’s the same thing this time, you know, and I think he’s got a big heart, I think he’s got a tremendous place in martial arts from the wrasslin’ he did over in Japan to the competitive stuff he did here. At the end of the day, this isn’t work he can do”.
On Rampage Jackson:
“If he wants to walk his ass to the Octagon, I’ll happily kick it for him”.
On Lyoto Machida:
“I was trying get a bunch of attention and get an easy match”.
On Fedor Emilianenko:
“How’s Fedor? Is he OK? Did anybody wake him up yet”.
On Michael Bisping:
“Bisping you make good points about deserving a title shot. After all you did beat, umm, well ahh….Hum and there was…Ah..Wait, What!?”
On Mayhem Miller:
“Mayhem: Due to time constraints I am currently confining my Twitter wars to active, relevant fighters ONLY”.
On Black House:
“I’ll fight the bowels of society, I’ll take on Black House”.
Finally, Chael has some parting words for any detractors.
“Never piss off a gangster”.
“A lot of guys people say they’ll fight anybody. Nobody will. The only guy the UFC has that will truly fight any man God ever made, is ME. I will fight any one of ‘em. Whether I want to, don’t want to, like ‘em, don’t like ‘em, this weight, that weight, catch weight, doesn’t make any difference to me. Sign me up and I’ll show up”.