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Sonnen Responds to Silva’s ‘Loser’ Comment and Gives His Thoughts On Bisping and Miller as TUF 14 Coaches

(“Your perfume is making me feel nauseous.”)

The beauty of social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter for fighters is that they can get whatever message they want across however they want it written. Of course there’s also an ugly side to that reality. Just ask anyone who subscribes to Tito Ortiz and Jenna Jameson’s Twitter feeds.

Chael Sonnen is one of the fighters who embraces the ADHD-friendly 140 character limit messaging service as it gives him a platform from which to aim punchline-heavy zingers at whomever he wants without having to deal with annoying follow-up questions from reporters.

Sonnen, who was noticeably absent from the Twitterverse while his court and athletic commission issues were being ironed, is once again an active tweeter and has been taking aim at a few fellow UFC middleweights the past few days.

First, the former Oregon real estate agent set his sites on The Ultimate Fighter 14 coaches Michael Bisping and his ex-Team Quest teammate Jason Miller (who replaced Sonnen on the show after the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to grant him a second’s license due to his suspension in California for unapproved testosterone replacement use).

It’s likely that he’s looking to face the winner of the two who takes their planned December bout, so the PR move makes sense.

Then Chael responded to Anderson Silva‘s recent comments to Tatame that his upcoming opponent Yushin Okami shouldn’t train for their fight with a “loser” like Sonnen.

If pulling out a triangle when down four rounds to none and knocking out an apt contender with a highlight reel front-kick KO isn’t putting up a fight, I don’t know what is. Then again, he was a politician and denial is one of their inherent qualities.

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MGH- June 3, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Well, I love all the guys that want to defend Silva as the best P4P fighter in the world despite the fact that he's come close a few times to getting beat by guys with good wrestling ability. I like Silva. He's respectful, a hell of a fighter...but, he has a lot of trouble with good wrestlers. It's a gap he'll never close at his age. He's been lucky so far, but that won't last if he stays around much longer. I've said this before; GSP deserves the number 1 P4P ranking ahead of Silva because the opponents he's fought are much higher level than those that Silva's fought. The WW division is WAAAAAYYYY more talent rich than the MW division. Could GSP beat Silva? Absolutely.
MGH- June 3, 2011 at 7:23 pm
Ok, Get Off of Me, you've proven that you're one of the biggest idiots out there. I don't argue that you make good points regarding GSP. But, to say that Sonnen just sits in the guard and isn't active is stupid. He rocked Silva standing several times, took him down with ease, and Silva had no answer to defend Sonnen's relentless ground and pound. Yes, he took advantage of a silly mistake on Sonnen's part. But, I'll guarantee you that Silva isn't in any hurry to go up against Sonnen unless he has to. He knows how close he came to losing the title.
fatbellyfrank- June 2, 2011 at 9:38 pm
Sonnen is a cheat in his sporting pursuits, a cheat in his professional pursuits, and seriously, apart from "Nearly" beating Spidey, what exactly are his main career highlights?FOTY for the fight with Spidey, so does that make Sonnen MMA's best loser for 2010?
Coneblazer- June 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm
linlijunkk & zhonguuk - I don't GIVE A FUCK what u dickheads are selling !!
Coneblazer- June 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm
linlijunkk & zhonguuk - I don't GIVE A FUCK what u dickheads are selling !! Stick your spurious advertising up your arse(s).

Is Cage Potato really ok with this... ??
Vanillagorilla69- June 2, 2011 at 9:52 am
You just gotta love him for being the mega-troll he is.
The Cunning Stunt- June 2, 2011 at 9:26 am
I love all you Sonnen nut huggers. "Yeah, but he beat Anderson for 23 minutes!" Do you hear Bruce Buffer saying, "with 25 wins and 11 losses, but, errm, he was winning for 23 out of the 25 minutes of one of those losses, so....props."?? No you don't hear that. Why? Because he LOST! That's all that matters. He talked his way into that fight and for a guy who says BJJ is "gay" he sure likes lying on men and grinding out decisions (find the innuendo where you like with that). The guy is a cheat and is trying to stay relevant. Quite sad really. Rant over.
Essence N. Enola- June 2, 2011 at 8:11 am
To the idiots saying crap like "Sonnen exposed Silva" or that Sonnen did to Silva what no one has done before...fall face first on a knife. It was all roids.

Your nuts must be just as inept as his. How or why would you even give props or praise to a fraudulent prick like that? He's an over confident asshole who's pre-fight trash talk was due to too much juice in the system. He's the biggest fucking fraud! I hope the asshole gets testicular cancer. He's a huge disappointment. He fought a great fight and gained a lot of peoples respect even though he lost, it's sad that he went and screwed himself and the fans over like this. As a MMA fan, I can't bring myself to have respect for a "fighter" like that piece of shit.
putty- June 2, 2011 at 7:50 am
Well CP got rid of one d-bag writer only to be replaced by another non-professional, dry-witless air bag. CP might make the the top ten mma sites if they just report rather than spew.
Kimbos Bread- June 2, 2011 at 5:46 am
Chael's just pissed that his HRT hasn't had enough impact to keep him from watching shows like "the bachelor".
Mir please break Brocks neck- June 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm
Frank Mir should fight Chael next. Frank and Lorenzo are duchebags and swollen vaginas.

GSP needs to fight Anderson. He will beat Diaz with ease.

Big Country needs to lose weight. Dana is a very cool dude.

Frank Mir for President!
rite leg ospitahl- June 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm
@get off me. Thank u im not the only one taking crazy pills. Chael has built this false hype around hisself and everybody seems to be blindly accepting it. The fact is he loses big fight or should I say alot of fights and he doesn't even do it cleanly. He cheats and still doesn't have a belt to show for it. People need to wake up and move on.
Get Off Me- June 1, 2011 at 4:09 pm
@Buff Frank Mir
I will qualify LNP fighters this way: A fighter who remains inside his oppenents full guard for the majority of the fight.
It may be over the top to classify Chael as LNP 100% of the time, because against Marquardt he did put on a clinic, he advanced position several times and landed some good shots, but the dark cloud of steroids/testosterone therapy replacement in his system makes me wonder what Nate could have done to work out of some of the positions he was in during the fight.
However, against Silva, Sonnen stayed in Silva's full guard for the lion's share of the fight. To me, for all the people who say he kicked Silva's ass for four and a half rounds, I say Silva was able to control Chael in his full guard(as a BJJ fighter practices) for the whole fight until he slapped on a triangle to end it. I know Chael hit him with some shots while inside his full guard, but it was not classified as GNP in my books, judging by how Silva looked post fight, I didn't even see swelling anywhere. I would put Sonnen in the LNP class only because he cannot finish fights, his fights only finish with him tapping.
GSP differs from Chael in my books because GSP advances position on the ground, he has an uncanny ability to pass anyone's guard(BJ's etc), which lends itself to GNP. Chael does not pass guard or advance position on the ground like GSP, not even close.
mma mastermind- June 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm
i do hate bisping, he is so awful and ghastly, not true warrior like as shown in his shocking hamill display after victory, I think hamill should rematch bisping and once and for all defeat him
I have watched the fight much time I was focused on seeing how could they have possibly give this win Bisping and I certainly can not . So, re-watched again and scored the fight with what some call “sucky 10 point must system” and again Hamill remains the victor!!!

for someone say system no work me think you say such things for one the system prevents much of bias. If you are trying to see a win for one side or other and stick to the system, you maybe frustrated attack the systems.

Even if scored it by points of many takedowns, escapes, connected hits, hard shots vs jabs, leg kicks, ground control, Octagon control, forcing many action, whatever way want just be sure to apply the same system to both fighters Hamill is the victor!!!!!!!

I shall embrace re-match where hopefully Hamill will address his conditioning and comeout many times harder in the first turn the pressure up as fight goes by then we wont need a decision. Hamill for winner by KO my friend
Buster Hyman- June 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm
all you have to do to beat sonnen is buy lots of cracker jacks til you get lucky
Susan B. Sandwiches- June 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm
When the SF buyout was announced the very first fight I wanted to see was bisping miller. I think miller is going to smash bisping around, and I'm going to love it. However I think sonnen would beat either one of them. In a very boring manner, a la sheilds mayhem.
Buff Frank Mir- June 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm
@get off me
You are not a fan of Chael and that's cool, everyone likes and dislikes fighters for whatever reason. To call what Sonnen does as lnp is just absolutley wrong! It's ground and pound more then lnp, if he laid on him he wouldnt have been triangled. Chael postures up and throws legit blows, unlike GSP who throws short punches so not to ever be in danger, tho he is the champ and I guess has no reason to risk anything?
rite leg ospitahl- June 1, 2011 at 2:34 pm
Chael is awfully big shit talker. I suppose he just ignores the fact that he takes illegal substances and still loses... just saying let's be real. The state of oregon found him untruthful and shady regaurding his "professional " life. Im lead to believe all this shit with the roids is bullshit to. The more shit he talks about people the worse it makes him look when they catch him in a sub.
RwilsonR- June 1, 2011 at 2:28 pm
Now I think Anderson was way off his game when he fought Sonnen, and I completely buy into the rib excuse. And I think Sonnen is a complete hypocrite, and has left so many openings for the targets of his trash talk to target him back. But they can't do it. Not on his level anyway. Chael is a lot of things, but his trash talk is unparalleled in this sport. I, for one, hope he is able to get his license back and fight again. He knows how to sell a fight.
LET IT RAIN- June 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm
He's entertaining, I'll give him that. He got called a loser because he is. show remorse for your real estate/contractor fraud. show remorse for your not being legit during a fight, a fucking championship fight at that. those are two things that you fucked up, Chael. No one else. You are indeed a loser. The end.
RaginAsian- June 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm
@JCVD No. If he "played" Sonnen, he wouldn't have to make excuses for his performance with allegedly cracked ribs.

Chael postured to stay active, Silva saw the opening, Chael pulled away when he should've pushed through, fight ended.
nesbitt- June 1, 2011 at 2:00 pm
bit rich him ripping on griffin. it was a long time ago, but chael got traingled by griffin in 2 minutes or so if my memory serves me correctly.
JCVD as Timecop- June 1, 2011 at 1:46 pm
Anyone who can't see that Silva played Sonnen for four and a half rounds before deciding to submit him needs to watch that fight again.
Sonnen didn't "expose" anything.
Onan- June 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm
I love how guys rally around fighters that almost beat Anderson Silva, or fighters that "expose" him. Expose what? That he is beatable? Of course he is. So is every other fighter. Travis Lutter, Dan Henderson, Patrick Cote, Chael Sonnen...all guys who "almost" beat Anderson. Oh well. Better luck next time. Maybe if Chael could follow the rules and practice some honesty and integrity in his life he would have had the opportunity by now to show us all that he really has Anderson's number.
Hesh to Steel- June 1, 2011 at 1:01 pm
Like it or not, Chael Sonnen has been the only fighter to give Anderson silva any kind of problems in the last few years. That fight is really the only interesting one left at 185.