In an unusual move an email Chael Sonnen sent to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva stating his case for a fight with Michael Bisping has somehow ended up in the hands of MMAWeekly who have now shared it with the world.
To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory
If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.
Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much.
Hope all is well.
Following his win over Jorge Rivera at the weekend Bisping was asked if he would be interested in fighting the outspoken Sonnen yet.
It’s fair to say he wasn’t overly enthusiastic, though he indicated he would take it if it was offered to him.
“Oh, Ok. I’d probably have to go from one fight with someone talking sh*t about me, straight into another one! I don’t think I could handle it, I think I’ve burst enough blood vessels this weekend! Let’s see what the UFC want to say, but listen, I fight for the UFC. They line them up, I knock them down…hopefully…so if that’s what they wanna do, then by all means.”
Bisping’s right to be wary. The level of taunts he received from Rivera this past weekend will be nothing to the avalanche of abuse Sonnen will be winging his way if they are indeed paired up together.
For now though both fighters immediate future’s are a little unclear. Sonnen has the small matter of a federal charge for money laundering hanging over his head. The matter will be resolved at the end of March though, and it’s believed that the controversial fighter will be spared a prison sentence.
Meanwhile Bisping’s post-fight antics inside the Octagon on Saturday night which included him spitting in the direction of his opponent’s cornerman looks set to land him in deep water. In a text to FightersOnly earlier today Dana White confirmed that, “He is in trouble.”
At this stage it’s not clear how severely he will be punished though. The available options could include either a fine, a public apology or a suspension.