Chael Sonnen: The Breakdown of a Champion Trash Talker

Dear Mr Sonnen,

I really do hope you know what you’re doing. I fear that you might have woken a sleeping giant with your trash talk. You might have  gone too far this time. You seem to have talked yourself up to be something quite special in a very difficult division, yet the question remains the same – have you really got what it takes to beat arguably the best fighter on the planet, Anderson Silva.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t doubt your skills Mr Sonnen. In fact, after watching you fight Nate Marquardt at UFC 109,  I can honestly say that you’re a very skilled wrestler, but you’re going to need a lot more than wrestling to beat Anderson Silva.

However, I seem to remember the fight between you and Demian Maia in which he locked in a very Triangle choke. You were out fought, out grappled and your submission defence was poor.

Now Maia isn’t an impressive striker, but you were out-grappled by him, taken down to the floor in a superb fashion and he made you look pretty poor. Ask yourself the question Mr Sonnen, what happens when you got beaten by someone who in their last fight, they were made a mockery of, by the person you are about to face?

Good Luck Mr Sonnen…you’re going to need it.


  1. While I agree let’s not forget that the one fighter to not only give Silva problems in the UFC but also win a round against him was Dan Henderson, who did so by outwrestling him.
    Of course, the next round Silva went absolutely insane and fucked him up beyond compare.

    So if Sonnen can do what Henderson did for five rounds (gee, when I put it like that it sounds so implausible) he could pull it off.

  2. I would like to see Chael Sonnen Michael Bisping. . . . . . . . I hope I’ve made my point

    • Bisping vs Sonnen – 1st Rnd TKO win for Bisping

      • Really? 1st Round TKO? He hit Dan Miller with some really hard shots and couldn’t knock him out so what makes you think he can knock out Sonnen?

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