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Chael Sonnen Calls Ken Shamrock A Scumbag, Claims Fight With Toney Was Never Going To Happen

By Jason Moles

Earlier this week, UFC announcer Bruce Buffer caught up with Chael Sonnen for a segment on his Sherdog Radio Network show ‘IT’S TIME!!!’. Buffer got Sonnen to open up about his highly entertaining fight with Anderson Silva, his thoughts on Tito Ortiz, and Ken Shamrock‘s get-rich-quick scheme. Wait, what?!

Straight from the horse’s mouth to the screen in front of you, we’ve got the highlights of the interview.

On his loss to UFC Middleweight champion Anderson Silva:

“In what parallel scoring system do you punch a man three hundred times, he hits you eleven times, wraps his legs around your head for eight seconds and they declare him the winner? That doesn’t make you a winner.

In no form of society, from the jungle to the streets, does that make you a winner. I’m the People’s champion I’m the linear champion. I’m the best middleweight there’s ever been and I am the UFC’s true champion.”

On Tito Ortiz‘s role in the UFC:

“He’s the most decorated light heavyweight of all time. He’s assured to be in the Hall of Fame, and when he made his entrance that night, and that crowd erupted, the roof came off the building when Tito walked out. I think that’s about all you need to know, that’s about all that needs to be said for Tito Ortiz.

He has a place in this company, in this industry, and it would be horrible to begin the Tito retirement talks. Just an absolute loss to all of us if he was to call it quits, which he isn’t, but I don’t even want to hear that talk get started.”

On how he feels about James Toney fighting Ken Shamrock:

“I can guarantee you that as sure as night follows day, that not only is that fight never gonna happen, it never was. Ken Shamrock is going around to all these different promoters doing his typical scumbag move getting money up front saying, “You know, I’m a Hall of Famer and I don’t even know if you guys are going to exist, so give me a ten grand signing bonus.”

He takes their money, goes and blades himself in the back, or whatever make believe thing that guy does, won’t show up – guaranteed he won’t show up – keeps their ten grand and goes on to the next unassuming promoter. He’s not gonna fight James Toney anymore than you are. He never was. That fight won’t happen, mark my words.”

Click here to listen to the full interview.

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Sort by : Show hidden comments August 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm
Why does everyone keep giving this Sonnen character a platform for his views? He doesnt even think he lost to Silva, he lives in a dream world and his opinions, he should keep to himself.
zenfist- August 14, 2011 at 8:13 am
Wow you guys need to learn how to read. Chael had elevated testosterone from hormone replacement therapy, he didnt test positive for steroids, and honestly he is the peoples champion because he gets in the octagon to fight, not run away for 25 minutes, or do you all forget the 3 fights preceeding Sonnen's fight with Silva? You know, the fights that made Dana apologize to the world and threaten Silva with his job if he didn't stop running? Silva is a douche and I hope okami wins the belt, as silva has wasted alot more of my money than chael ever could.
XENOPHON- August 13, 2011 at 8:24 am
Chael may have very well won the fight (juiced) but he didn't finish it. Big difference.
rampageisgod- August 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm
He needs to take my advice and jump off of a cliff. When he does, I'll finally be able to troll all the nuthuggers who will no doubt act as if the "loss" of this douche is a tragedy.
k91st- August 12, 2011 at 5:18 pm
Chael Sonnen KFC Champion
Clyde- August 12, 2011 at 2:42 pm
Obviously, Chael didn't win, but if there's a rematch, with the same odds as last time, would you think it's worth a flutter this time? Not nut hugging, just food for thought.

I don't know if I'll get bored with his interviews, but I'm not bored yet. Rock on Chael you crazy bastard, and remember; they can't triangle or armbar you once they take you away in a straight jacket.

Could get caught in a pace choke or RNC though...
The_Dead_Cow- August 12, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Chael is my hero. Even the haters love him, although most don't realize it.
ArmFarmer- August 12, 2011 at 12:27 pm
Looks like we got a bunch of turkeys in here. I know my eagles are out there, circling, waiting for the opportunity for an easy meal. Not like any of you cowards would put up a fight. It would probably be best if you all just accepted that Chael Sonnen is the best there is.. the best there was.. and the best there ever will be. The sooner you turkeys accept the people's champ as your one and only champion, the better. It will put some hair on your manboobs, give it a try. Or keep living in denial, thinking that a pink shirt wearing dancing fairy that picks easy fights and beats up on school teachers is actually a good fighter. Pathetic really. Wake up turkeys. Gobble Gobble
NinjaVanish- August 12, 2011 at 12:09 pm
So sick of hearing Chael's thoughts. It's like he figured if he just acted like a disrespectful retard continuously he'll get publicity. Thank you mma media stations for fueling this idiot. Anyone remember the Chael who cried before his second fight with Paulo Filho? Or the Chael Sonnen who sucks at submission defense then acts like an idiot and contests everytime he taps to a submission?

Fuck this clown
Stak40- August 12, 2011 at 10:38 am
Mr. Wilson

Nothing wrong with diversity i guess.
BCRealist- August 12, 2011 at 10:23 am
Chael: 25, 11, and 1.

"I’m the People’s champion I’m the linear champion. I’m the best middleweight there’s ever been and I am the UFC’s true champion"

Not sure how good this Politicians math skills are...
newdeal- August 12, 2011 at 10:05 am
The reason anderson wins is because if the ref didnt pull him off you after 8 seconds he could hold that position until you are dead. That wins on the streets every time. He did that in spite of being rubbed 300 times by your pillow fists
RwilsonR- August 12, 2011 at 10:02 am
Is that okay Stak? I didn't want to let you down.
RwilsonR- August 12, 2011 at 10:01 am
I'd still rather have a guy like Chael Sonnen than a guy like Jon Fitch. Both are delusional and think they are the best, but one is at least entertaining.
police2- August 12, 2011 at 9:59 am
first post, lon time reader...Personally can't wait till okami is face down palms up again cuz silva wants out of the fight.
cagefightmon- August 12, 2011 at 9:43 am
windbag of useless knowledge . . . shut-up Kale and accept your defeat. Get back to selling used cars. Dumbass!
Dynamo- August 12, 2011 at 9:36 am
Of course, because Tito is a UFC cash cow. Chael is like the UFC's dirty little whore, they can tell him to do anything and he'll do it with enthusiasm.
Rampages Conscience- August 12, 2011 at 9:34 am
I am surprised at how respectful Chael was about Tito. What a nice guy.
El Guapo- August 12, 2011 at 9:27 am
"Chael Sonnen, ladies and gentlemen, Chael Sonnen. He'll be here all night folks! Be sure to grab his CD at the door, five bucks."
Dynamo- August 12, 2011 at 9:26 am
It makes you a shitty one dimensional fighter who can't defend a sub. And if that's an honest mentality for the sub game, expect many more sub losses in the future and to keep the streak of most submittable fighter going. You can just tell people you won the fight.
Jackal- August 12, 2011 at 9:13 am
Chael, Chael, Chael. What a douche.

Submit: Accept of yield to a superior force.
Tapping: Acknowledge of submission. giving up. please get my head out of your crotch I can't breath and my arm hurts.

“In what parallel scoring system do you punch a man three hundred times, he hits you eleven times, wraps his legs around your head for eight seconds and they declare him the winner? That doesn’t make you a winner.
In no form of society, from the jungle to the streets, does that make you a winner."

...hmmmm... let's see... you get in a fight on the street...he keeps hitting you...but you survive and defend...then you catch him in...oh i dont know... THE MOST COMMON SUBMISSION IN JIUJITSU AFTER THE ARMBAR .... and put your enemy to SLEEP, if not DEATH, and if not while breaking his arm in the process. And while he's a sleep, or dead, you can take his wallet, is wife, his car keys, and even his class ring and sock his friend in the dome with it.

I think if a guy hits you in the face 300 times and CANT knock you out, and then you catch him in a triangle, you lost, dawg. You tapped. You submitted. You said, please stop or I'm going to choke to death.
Stak40- August 12, 2011 at 8:47 am
OK, i pinched myself, i refreshed my screen 5 times. I shut my computer off and turned it back on and yet this post is still full of people NOT nut hugging Chael Sonnen. Either the CP Nation has finally come to their senses or the nut huggers are all busy, well, hugging nuts. Happy Fuck'n Friday CP!!!
LaWeapon- August 12, 2011 at 8:25 am
I cant wait for this asshat to get knocked the fuck out.. he's such a idiot.
noname- August 12, 2011 at 8:24 am
Next time the ref needs to not stop the fight when Chael taps so he can see what happens when some one wraps their legs around your neck for more then 8 seconds.
Ederon- August 12, 2011 at 8:15 am
Next time land a punch that can actually hurt someone.
You should go over to Russia and learn to throw a bomb.

And if this were the streets you would wiggling like a fish out of water because you lost blood to your head and start seeing God real fast via Triangle.