Who didn’t see this coming? Though we’ve long questioned/marveled at Chael Sonnen‘s mental stability, or lack thereof, his recent appearance on the Jim Rome Show has more or less confirmed or suspicions that most of what comes out of his mouth is utter bullshit. For instance, when asked if the “loser leaves town” scenario that he proposed to Anderson Silva during his post fight interview at UFC 136 was still valid, Sonnen, like a typical politician, said that the offer had expired. We’ll let “The Oregon Wankster” explain:
That was a spur of the moment type of thing. I’m trying to pick a fight with this guy…That offer was good when I made it, but it’s like any offer, you know, they’ve got to expire. Apparently, that didn’t work. I’m doing anything I can to lure him out, and yes, I would have absolutely done that. I’d have done a winner-takes-all, I’d have done any stipulation he wanted. All he needed to do was stand up and give me a thumbs up. He wanted to accept that offer, all he needed to do was nod to me, or have one of his handlers come into the back and says ‘Anderson accepts.’ He did the exact opposite. He went to the media and said ‘I do not want to fight that guy.’ So what can I do? Now I have to come up with a new offer.
Apparently an offer from Chael Sonnen explodes faster than one from IMF. And I gotta say, this latest move makes Chael Sonnen seem much less confident in his abilities heading into a possible rematch with “The Spider” than we’ve seen before. Then again, we’ve seen this kind of behavior on so many occasions that it’s getting harder and harder to take anything Sonnen says seriously. For instance, this is what Sonnen had to say about the possibility of a superfight between GSP and Silva in the future:
Me fighting the air is a bigger fight than those two turkeys … Apparently because I’m wildly popular … A mop and a garbage can in the ring with me would be more interesting than those two.
Truly the words of a “People’s Champion.” Then again, that title is really starting to lose some of its valor. Check out the full audio of Chael’s appearance below.