It’s going to be nice to have Chael Sonnen back in the UFC. He’s a certain type of asshole. The type who prefers the cutting remark to the overtly insulting one. The type who will sell your house and/or beat you up. The type who might ask you what time you got up this morning, just so he can tell you, no matter how you respond, that he had already been up for hours at that point. In other words, he’s totally sweet.
I’m not going to the UFC with a white flag. My flag is red, I’m declaring war. It’s always like that, all fighters when he grabs the microphone says the same thing, they challenge every fighter in the world, except Anderson Silva. A lot of folks don’t have what it takes, before even fighting they’re all ready yellow. I’m not going to do that, it would really disappointing to my fans. I’m the only fighter who wants to fight him, and the only one who has what it takes to beat him.
When I get to the UFC and they give me a microphone his is the name I’ll call out. I don’t think he’s as good as everyone says. He’s a really good fighter, sometimes fantastic, and he really deserves to be champion. But I can surely beat him, and who knows he might beat me too. Anything can happen. But the risk he runs is the same as I do. I’m trying to find out who the real champion is. I noticed that every time they interviewed Anderson and asked him if he’d fight Paulo Filho, he’d always avoid the subject. And Paulo Filho would do the same. I heard a lot of people say Paulo Filho is a better fighter than Anderson Silva. So let’s think about it: if I can beat Paulo Filho, I can surely beat Anderson Silva too.
That’s some good self-serving reasoning there, Chael. One could point out that the first time you fought Filho you did not beat him. One could also point out that he spent most of the rematch looking like he was coming down from mescaline, and still you only won by decision. But at least the UFC has a ready-made middleweight bout for Silva. Just a little something in between superfights. That’s always nice.