When news of Alistair Overeem’s failed drug test first emerged you’d think that Chael Sonnen would be looking to keep a low profile given that it’s not that long ago that he too tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone, but the middleweight No.1 contender is a master at doing the unexpected.
So, instead he decided to offer his mock amazement at the news, stating on his Twitter account, “I’m shocked. Has the body fat of a tooth brush, looks like the guy on STREET FIGHTER. My mind is blown, just blown.”
This comment caught the attention of fellow middleweight Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller who appeared to see this as an opportunity to take a verbal swing at Sonnen and perhaps drum up some interest in a fight between them.
“Chael berating someone on their test level is like me making fun of someone’s bad haircut,” ‘Mayhem’ quipped on his Twitter page.
Miller is no stranger to this sort of thing, but perhaps it wasn’t the wisest move to engage in a war of words with the pound-for-pound king of trash-talking, and within hours Sonnen had put the fighter firmly in his place.
“MayHem: Due to time constraints I am currently confining my Twitter wars to active, relevant, fighters ONLY. Buy a T-shirt on your way out.”
Those words will no doubt have stung given that ‘Mayhem’s’ stock dropped significantly after an extremely poor performance in his return to the UFC against Michael Bisping at the TUF 14 Finale last year. He’s since been relegated to the prelims for his next fight with C.B Dollway in May, and he’s stated that he’ll retire if he doesn’t win that one.
Still, the former host of ‘Bully Beatdown’ on MTV isn’t going down without making a fight of it and did send one last salvo back at the man who’ll rematch Anderson Silva in Brazil this summer.
“Don’t worry-you’re a beatdown away from obscurity. I’ll be happy to beat your head in-that’s if it’s not still on a pike in Rio.”