If you were busy getting hammered off of rum and egg nog and exchanging token gifts with annoying relatives you thankfully only have to see once a year, you may have missed Chael Sonnen’s second appearance on TSN’s “Off the Record” show Friday night.
Don’t worry though, we’ve got you covered, homies.
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As usual, Sonnen took the reins of the Q&A early from “the ghost of David Hasselhoff” and barely gave them back the entire 13-minute interview.
Of note is the self-proclaimed “real UFC middleweight champ’s” revelation that he is done with Anderson Silva and will instead be seeking a superfight with Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones or Junior dos Santos since he feels that “The Spider” is “no more a champion than the man on the Moon.” Whether or not he’s serious is a moot point since it’s up to the UFC when where and against whom he fights, but that doesn’t make the fighter who describes himself as “217 [pounds] of muscle, steel and sex appeal’s” banter any less entertaining.
“I don’t get caught up in that [weight class] stuff. Whan I became a fan of the sport it was in the early 90s and we didn’t even have weight classes. Everyone just kind of went out and competed with each other,” Sonnen explained. “I’ve never got caught up in weight. That’s something that was put in after I had already agreed. So whatever a guy weighs I don’t pay any attention to it.”
Sonnen also explained why he was so pissed off the last time he spoke with Landsberg and what drove him to walk off the set of the closed circuit interview and pointed out that he felt like he was going to be set up again by the Canadian host.
“You know, Landsberg, you’re being very nice to me today. I really don’t trust this. I’m getting a bad feeling here. You’re being a little overly nice to me. I kind of liked the perception of you I had when I showed up, which was disdain and now you’re winning me over to like being a nice guy. For some reason I don’t really like the feel I’m getting here,” he explained. “[The people who told you I was a nice guy] told you wrong. It’s just a disguise. I am candy-coated poison my friend. Trust me. And you’re the one that showed up with mascara running down your face, holding a box of chocolates and a DVD wanting to make up. You shouldn’t feel bad about it because one day, sooner or later, they all come to the champ and they all kiss the ring.”
Line of the interview from the Gangster from America:
“I find it inappropriate that we would talk sports while the Turkish government continues to deny Armenian genocide,” Sonnen stated flatly. “Let’s get into some real news here.”