Chael Sonnen is the leader of a pack of verbal martial artists that you never knew existed. They may still not exist, but if they do, Chael Sonnen is undoubtedly the general commander of them. Sonnen treats the English language like it owes him money. He's the world champion of 'Words with Friends' and every game he's played under the influence of TRT.
While Anderson Silva had a plethora of conveniently translated words to relay back to Chael Sonnen via the UFC 148 conference call, Sonnen used a recent interview with ESPN.com to respond to all of the linguistic grenades that were tossed at him earlier this week.
"He says he's going to knock out my teeth and break my jaw and break my head and all this," Sonnen said. "He acts like I've never been to the orthodontist.
"I've fought 49 men, all professionals. He acts like I've never had a jaw set before. He acts like I've never had my head stapled shut in an emergency room before.
"Who gives a damn? He can do all those things." he added. "But one thing he didn't say is that he's going to beat me. One thing he didn't say he'd break is my will. One thing he didn't say he'd do is win this fight. We'll be in the middle of a cage stupid; I'd expect you to do those things."
"I don't care where he's at (mentally)," Sonnen said. "There's no gamesmanship or anything else. I simply don't care where he's at. I focus purely on myself.
"Anderson's a (jerk) and he always has been," he said. "And it came out (Monday); that was nice to see.
"I've been trying to reveal him for quite a while now, so it's nice when that finally came out. But that was it. That was the end of my joy."
We're ten days away from UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II and while you're likely gearing up for the PPV event in the comfort of your living room, I'll be fighting for elbow domination cageside on press row. Damn, a tough life to lead.