Chael Sonnen was back on the mike doing what he does best, trashing Anderson Silva, at the UFN 22 Q&A session yesterday prior to the events weigh-ins.
Now that he’s proven he can back up his words with action in the cage though, it seems that no fighter, regardless of their weight-class, is safe from the middleweight’s verbal jabs.
Look below for some of the highlights from his one way war of words with some of the UFC’s finest…
On Anderson Silva: “Is Anderson here right now? I’ll kick his ass from Austin all the way to San Antonio! … He’s a very good fighter. He’s got a lot of skills. He’s just not as good as me. He’s not the best guy in the world. He never has been. He’s a sham.”
“I don’t care how long it goes. I like beating up Anderson Silva. That’s the honest truth. I like punching him ’cause I know what a bully is. He punched my friends. He beat up two teammates of mine and I haven’t forgotten that.”
on GSP: “GSP would be on his back,. He would take me down a total of zero times and I would take him down every time I wanted to. Now he’s got other ways to win that fight. It’s not just a matter of who gets a takedown, but I’m not laying under GSP. No chance.”
On Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua: “GSP had better pray to heaven above that Shogun accepts my challenge, ’cause one of those two guys is gettin’ beat up.”
On Brock Lesnar: “If Brock Lesnar was here right now, I’d take my boot off and throw it at him. And he better polish it up before he brings it back to me. That guy comes around here talkin’ about he’s the baddest guy in the UFC? Hey Brock, quit eating so many raw eggs and doing pushups, ’cause it’s effecting your realm on reality. Are you kidding me? I’d slap you in your face and you wouldn’t do anything about it, Brock. ‘But I’m Brock Lesnar! I’ve got this $5 haircut and a knife tattooed on my chest!’ Well I’ll shove it up through your face if you get in Chael Sonnen’s way.”