(“When I was a teenager and I was having problems in West Linn, my mom sent me to live with my Auntie and Uncle in Bel Air. I’ll never forget how bad the cab driver smelled that took me to their house.”)
It appears the Gangster from America is back to his old tricks copping material and claiming it as his own.
You might recall that Chael “borrowed” his post-fight UFC on Fox 2 speech from former pro wrestler “Superstar” Billy Graham. Now it seems, as pointed out by several of our astute readers, that the number one UFC middleweight contender has claimed artistic license on a bit made famous by Emilio Estevez in the 1988 movie Young Guns.
In the scene, Estevez, who played William H. Bonney, AKA “Billy the Kid” in the flick, dictated a heartfelt letter to fellow Regulator Josiah “Doc” Scurlock, played by Kiefer Sutherland in which the outlaw seemed to be negotiating his surrendered to the governor of Utah.
Here’s the video and transcription:
(Video courtesy of YouTube/CagePotato)
Dear Governor Axtell,
I’ve heard that you will give 200 dollars for my head. Perhaps we should meet and talk. I am at the Juarez village at the border. Send three men and instruct them not to shoot, as I am unarmed. In short, Sir, I surrender.
Your obedient servant,
William H. Bonney.
P.S. I changed my mind.
Kiss my ass.
Sonnen recited an eerily similar letter to nemesis Anderson Silva last night during his weekly
“Piper’s Pit” “Chael’s Corner” segment on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight, proclaiming a truce and relinquishing his title shot this summer.
The only thing missing was the bathtub and the cigar.
(Video courtesy of YouTube/FuelTV)
Over the last several months, I’ve disparaged your name in an attempt to garner respect and attention for my own. That was wrong and I apologize. My actions were unsportsmanlike. They were uncalled for. Though they weren’t mean-spirited, I do regret them. As you know, I’ve recently become the number one contender, which is a position that respectfully and immediately I am resigning from. I wish no further confrontation with you in the Octagon or through the media. In short, I surrender.
Your friend, Chael P. Sonnen
P.S. I changed my mind.
Anderson, you can kiss my ass.
Come on, Chael P. Mencia, At least come up with your own schtick.
Next thing you know he’ll be ripping off Mr. Belvedere.