Are we getting enough Chael Sonnen before his fight this week at UFC 136? Brent Brookhouse over at Bloody Elbow says no. I'd agree with that except for the fact that there's two title fights on the card and those guys have to get the lion share of the attention with major media outlets.
So that means Sonnen will have to get his word out via the blogosphere. He's doing it well. The middleweight contender had an epic conversation with Mauro Ranallo on the Score's "The MMA Show" podcast.
Sonnen has been consistent with his approach to Brian Stann, so he had nothing bad to say about the military veteran, but it's clear he's looking ahead to another shot at Anderson Silva. Sonnen's actually calling this fight "the first defense of his middleweight title."
Aside from suggesting that Silva is the biggest "dirtbag" in the sport, he avoided talking about the UFC middleweight champ.
At the end of the interview, he could contain himself no longer.
"You tell Anderson Silva I'm coming over and I'm kicking down his backdoor and patting his little lady on the ass and I'm telling her to make me a steak, medium-rare just how I like it," said Sonnen.
"What do you want me to do? Respond to a chicken who never shows up to fight? What do you want me to do? Respond to a guy that backs down on the scale because some idiot puts a mask on of Phantom of the Opera? You want me to take this clown seriously? Look, he hits hard, I think he's a very skilled fighter, I think he's a wimp and I don't think that he'd show up to save his life and I think that's wise," said Sonnen (17:00 mark).
He also had much to say about his thoughts on Wanderlei Silva:
"Sucks," said Sonnen.
Ranallo was rolling throughout the interview simply saying "this guy is amazing."
Sonnen actually accused Ranallo of being a huge liar because he used to work for PRIDE and over-hyped the promotion.
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