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Video: More Chael Sonnen Smack-Talking Shenanigans on Last Night’s Episode of MMA Live

(Video courtesy ESPN)

Rather than sit through Franklin McNeil pretending he knows what he’s talking about for 30 minutes during the above video of last night’s episode of MMA Live, fast forward to the 10:14 mark and watch Chael Sonnen take the boxing analyst-turned-on-air MMA Wikipedia fact reader to task for his biased and bad question.

Sonnen’s verbal mastery was on point from his opening reply, when asked if his "trash talk" is real or if he’s just saying what he has to try to get into Anderson Silva‘s head prior to their rapidly approaching UFC 117 showdown.

"First off, I haven’t talked any trash about [Anderson]. I haven’t said anything I’ve apologized for and I certainly haven’t said anything that wasn’t true. And secondly, who cares about Anderson’s head? He pretends he doesn’t understand anyway. I don’t care about Anderson’s head."

His antics have obviously struck a nerve with McNeil, who seems to have a personal affinity for "The Spider."

"Chael, Anderson Silva is considered one of the nicest guys in the UFC," Franklin stated, quoting the third point from Anderson’s Wiki page. "What is it about him that gets under your skin?"Franklin inquired.

Apparently familiar with his work, Chael called him on his question, much like he did the questions sent to him by pseudo-MMA reporter Jon Lane.

"That’s interesting that you say that. Have you spoken to him? Because apparently he doesn’t understand the media, so I find it very interesting you guys like to come out and say he’s a really nice guy. It makes me wonder which one of you really knows him," Sonnen pointed out. "I haven’t got personal on Anderson Silva. I do know him, personally. I certainly wouldn’t consider him a nice guy. Professionally…He’s not a nice guy professionally, either, so I always find it odd when you media come out and say that when he refuses to speak with any of you."

Chael was much more cordial to former WEC bantamweight champion Miguel Torres.

"Miguel. What’s happening buddy?" he asked Torres.

"What’s goin’ on brother? Strategy-wise going in to this fight. How do you see yourself winning against Anderson? Do you see yourself grinding out a decision, or do you see yourself putting him away?" Torres asked.

Pulling off his heel mask halfway for a moment, Sonnen gave Silva props before going back to McNeil’s question.

"I haven’t thought about it. You always plan for the worst, which in this case would be a 25-minute fight. That’s what I focus on. That’s the hardest thing to do is to stay in there and work hard for the full duration of the fight, so that’s what you’ve got to plan for," Sonnen explained. "On the other side of it, if those openings present themselves, you look for the finish. At the end of the day it’s just going to be a tough and gritty fight. He’s a really good fighter. All the things I want to say about him, I can’t take that from him. He is a really good fighter. All of this ‘He’s a nice guy,’ and ‘He’s a classy guy,’ I really don’t know why you guys keep making that stuff up about him. Tell the truth about him like I do."

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Komodo- July 26, 2010 at 12:22 pm
Vegas- July 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm
fatbellyfrank- July 25, 2010 at 9:47 pm
Excellent, cant wait to read this, I've thought I should have a crack, but I get to three words and I'm, hmmmm, cant think of any thing else, so props to anyone who can put out a half decent article.
I think I'll stick to juvenile humour, I'm good at that ( well I think so anyway)
fatbellyfrank- July 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm
CP is a place guys come to read some MMA news, to talk about fights and to rib each other while bonding with the guys and we want to keep it that way. It's your site too. If you have suggestions or constructive criticism to make it better, share it with us. We want CP to be MMA's version of the Loyal Order of Water Buffalo. We just need to get hats.

Great point, and this is exactly why I come here, I know I throw the odd piece of shit your way, but it is actually attempted humour. I've been having a read of some of the comments and yeah things like" Should i read the article without knowing who wrote it" I dont like this, I could do better than that etc........
GET OVER YOURSELVES BOYS AND GIRLS. This is not journalistic criticism 101, as Cecils Pupils says if ya aint contributin, move on. add something relevant with your knowledge, challenge a point constructively or do as I do, and attempt crass humour, just don't fucken whinge and bellyache because, I don't know, why do some of you cunts put out such a negative vibe?

And MRuss, I have an armadillo hat, is it OK if I wear that one to meetings? I also have a fine looken Viking helmet I wear when I'm supporting my Rugby League team the Canberra Raiders, will either of them do?
fatbellyfrank- July 24, 2010 at 3:50 pm
Have I been ban hammered? previous two posts disappeared?
fatbellyfrank- July 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm
What about vegas, has he done that article yet?
CungwantsCookies- July 24, 2010 at 3:39 pm
"defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, "

ok we'll take the blacks and asians, but we DON'T want the irish!

sorry, blazing saddles on the brain today
ghostboner- July 24, 2010 at 3:08 pm
What the!? Rules? No racial/ethnic slurs? I cannot live under these conditions. Repeal the no slurs rule immediately. There are some things that you just have to be allowed to mock.

I wanna know where 831 Son went. I kind of miss him. He was prob more of a quasi troll, or just didn't want his screen name to be Nate_Diaz, but he did add color to the comments.

2DaDeath- July 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm
You forgot Tuf Guy. That's some old-school trolling right there.
ghostboner- July 24, 2010 at 3:05 pm
Mruss, I think you should just change screen names like you did to that one guy, what was his name, Hung_MisanthroWang?

And drano, put that busket of dicks down, slowly, there is no need for that...
2DaDeath- July 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm
UFC fan. Hahaha! I remember that douche. Whatever happened to him?
ReX13- July 24, 2010 at 2:43 pm
DUDE. Top 10 of CagePotato Trolls. It would amuse absolutely nobody except us, and it would be magically delicious.

PLEASE someone jump on this.

Off the top of my head:


UFC fan

813 Son



Curt Sample

WuTangClang (Ok, this one was for me)

2DaDeath- July 24, 2010 at 12:55 pm
So Mike...

Who's on your shit list? Can we get a top 10? Like a Top 10 CP Trolls?
dranokills- July 24, 2010 at 12:17 pm
To ghostboner, and FBF, I am cool with the "hawk" if it isn't presented with geek glasses :) fair enough?
So for you guys, go ahead and rawk da hawk.
As for chicken fuckers...well you see this bag here? thats correct sir its filled to the rim with dicks......don't MAKE me tell you.....

and Mike Russell don't fucking quote rules that nobody knows about, ban those motherfuckers for jacking with you, and if you want ban me, but stop being a fucking pussy. This is cagepotato, not twatpotato we give people shit JUST like I'm giving you right now, and since what I'm telling you doesn't effect your paycheck, eat shit with your threats, and take care of business behinds the scenes and stop getting all retard strength butthurt over what no face people on a board say. Grow up.
If your friends, family members and editors of other publications you work for don't know what goes on here maybe you need to keep them off here, cause I couldn't care less is ben fowlkes is gone and your here or not, that never bothered me, but Ben Fowlkes never came on here and cried like a bitch! I liked you fine till you showed your whiney ass side. now that's my honest opinion, you got the fucking button do something about it, suck it up or ban me, but stop bitching like you are one of us plebs who post here, you work here ...fucking act like it dude.
ReX13- July 24, 2010 at 8:47 am
Wait a second, wait a second, hold up.

We have rules?
cecils_pupils- July 24, 2010 at 8:04 am
^^^ I already have a my LOWB hat, Mike, so we good. Fuck the douchetards. I'm not a huge fan of banning people, but I think it's time to start laying down the ban-hammer of some of the idiots.

To the CP Nation: If you can't contribute to the discussion without tearing someone down then just shut the fuck up.
Mike Russell- July 24, 2010 at 7:07 am
There's a difference between having thick skin and sloughing off the odd comment, and not putting up with BS.When derogatory comments about my work, appearance etc. begin to affect my life, there's a pretty good chance I'll have something to say about it.I can take a lot of ribbing, but it seems like most of the negative comments I'm seeing are coming from the same few people (some of whom joined long after Fowlkes left but still comment how downhill the site has gone since) and have little to do with content and a lot to do with who the author is. Everyone is entitled to their opinions about the content on the site, but keep in mind there are rules about conduct here pertaining to defamatory remarks, libelous statements, harassment etc. They aren't in place to stifle you, they're there to ensure some semblance of order and civility and to hopefully prevent members from trolling or browbeating others into not sharing their opinions for fear of being attacked.5.3       In connection with User Submissions, you further agree that you will not: (i) publish falsehoods or misrepresentations that could damage Company or any third party; (ii) submit material that is unlawful, obscene, lewd, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, excessively violent, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, violate any law, or is otherwise inappropriate or objectionable; (iii) post advertisements or solicitations of business; or (iv) impersonate another person. Company does not endorse any User Submission or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed therein, and Company expressly disclaims any and all responsibility or liability in connection with User Submissions.I have friends, family members and editors of some of the publications I freelance for (or am hoping to freelance for) who visit the site and read the barrage of comments about how terrible of a writer I am, how I suck at interviews, how my haircut sucks and my glasses are retarded...etc...etc..and they make remarks to me like: "Man there are a lot of assholes on CP," or "Why don't you guys police your site better? It's worse than Sherdog."How would you like it if I came to where you worked when you had your boss, your friends, your wife, your kids and your parents there and hurled insults at you? Pretty sure I'd be escorted off the premises without warning.The point is, we have rules and if you aren't going to follow them and continually try to push the limits of what level of personal attack you can get away with, you won't be here, period.CP is a place guys come to read some MMA news, to talk about fights and to rib each other while bonding with the guys and we want to keep it that way. It's your site too. If you have suggestions or constructive criticism to make it better, share it with us. We want CP to be MMA's version of the Loyal Order of Water Buffalo. We just need to get hats.
ghostboner- July 24, 2010 at 3:56 am
Follicular phillistines. Oh FBF. Where would this place be without you?
just some dong- July 24, 2010 at 1:46 am
It's "in other w..." oh, never mind.

fatbellyfrank- July 24, 2010 at 12:13 am
So, Drano, considering the above^, we now have some options:
we could
a. Back up Boner (as we should) and support the self administered mohawk movement
b. compare the both of em with the Armadillo hat dude from Dukes of Hazzard movie and dismiss them as follicular philistines

Awaiting your response
PS I sport a pretty smoken hot #2 blade administered by Mrs Fatbelly, and I must admit I look damn fine
ghostboner- July 23, 2010 at 10:42 pm
Listen you chicken fuckers, I have mohawk, which I cut myself, as well so let's just lay off the MRuss hair bashing. Make fun of his Canuckness and his elven elephant tatts all you want, but I'll be damned if I let you berate the man for his homage to sweet ass indian tribes and cool mofos like me.
dranokills- July 23, 2010 at 10:13 pm
"Mike Russell Says:
Sat, 07/24/2010 - 02:58

We're thinking of changing the name of the comment section to the "incessant bitch and moan section."

Seriously. Do some of you not have anything better to do?

If you're one of the few people who criticizes everything not written by Ben Fowlkes and you really believe that you can write as well as you proclaim you can, send us your CV and examples of your work and maybe you can contribute your superior MMA knowledge and writing skills to the site in a positive way."

No I think we should call it " new dad doesn't have a thick enough skin, and sounds like a fucking dumbtard who looks likes Ozzy's son, and argues with users on a website he writes for , and THEY don't"...long name? well see that's how it goes when you play into the hands of trolls trolling for new dad fishies.
Another words, get a thicker skin, get a hairdo that isn't a comedy show, and get busy writing and ignore these dumbasses. You lower yourself, you become fair game.
fatbellyfrank- July 23, 2010 at 9:13 pm
Oh and BTW MRuss, you still havent made up for ruining my exceptionally hilarious response to one of Almost North's posts the other day,..........................................................................................................................................................Oh, you didn't read it? you haven't got a fucken clue what i'm talken about? Oh, well it was when Almost sai...............forget it, just forget it
fatbellyfrank- July 23, 2010 at 9:09 pm
Hey Vegas, just sittin here waitin, got my readin glasses, my thesaurus and Wikipedia open, what ya gonna write about? you could have written an article about me Roxy M. and Cuddles Finney, but I already sent that one to Hustler.
fatbellyfrank- July 23, 2010 at 9:05 pm
@ Dannyv, yeah I'm pretty fucken sure it is, so he's considered a real sports journo? So does that mean that the Undertaker actually reaps the souls of his vanquished opponents?