While appearing as a guest on Sirius’ “The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo,” UFC middleweight top contender Chael Sonnen surprisingly did not blast reigning king Anderson Silva for his antics at UFC 112. In fact, he doesn’t even care.
Here are Sonnen’s comments regarding “the world’s best pound-four-pound fighter“:
“It was hard to watch…I didn’t watch the whole thing, but I tried. I saw the beginning and I saw the end. I was having plenty of conversations during it, I’m in the same boat as the rest of the world. Who cares? Nobody cares about Anderson Silva.
He talked about retiring and nobody cared. He talked about going heavyweight and nobody cared. Now he talks about going to 205, and nobody cares! I did an autograph signing with Anderson Silva, there was a line around the building to get to my room. You could have heard a rat piss on cotton in his room! Nobody was in there. Nobody cares about Anderson Silva, it’s the hardest sell in the world. Nobody shows up to see him. If BJ Penn wasn’t on that card that building’s empty Saturday night.
I’ve stuck my finger in this guy’s chest for 3 and a half years and he’s fought everyone in the world that isn’t named Chael Sonnen. I can’t tell you what a nuisance he is. This isn’t like some exciting thing to get to fight him, it’s just truly an annoyance, and I’m looking forward to it being over with just so I can move on and be done with the jerk.'”
Yesterday, UFC president Dana White told ESPN’s Jim Rome that Sonnen will get next dibs at “The Spider’s” crown. He also threatened to release MMA’s most efficient striker if he ever reverted back to his sideshow act.
“If he ever acts like that again in the ring I will cut him,” White emphatically stated. “I don’t care if he’s the pound-four-pound best fighter in the world. I don’t care if he’s the middleweight champion. I will cut him, absolutely.”