In the latest released video to hype everyone for UFC 117, Chael Sonnen plays his usual character and continues to trash talk his opponent Anderson Silva. It seems at this point that Sonnen is just repeating himself, but somehow manages to keep everyone entertained.
“I’m here of my own free will,” Sonnen said. “I’m here because I want to be. I’m here because I beat up everybody that got in my way. I beat every champion there has ever been except one and I’ve stuck my finger in his chest for four years and he wouldn’t fight me. He fought a one-legged Canadian, he fought a math teacher from Ohio, and he fought a bunch of guys that weren’t even good enough to hold their spot in the company. He fought everybody in the world that wasn’t named Chael Sonnen. Well, he does have to take that fight. His running is done, his fifteen minutes of fame are up and I’m gonna bring it to an abrupt halt.”
Amazingly enough, Sonnen hasn’t been ballsy enough to claim he has already won his upcoming fight, but he does explain he is doing everything he can to come out on top.
“I don’t know that I’m gonna win the fight I just know that I can win the fight,” he said. “If I knew I could beat him I wouldn’t take the fight. I don’t know but that keeps me up at night. I believe in my preparation, I believe in my coaches. I’ll put my skills against his skills and the better man will win.”
And not only does Sonnen despise Silva’s personality, he states that he is also pissed about the fact that Silva has hurt some of his friends in the past and he plans to avenge them with this bout.
“You’ve gotta understand Anderson Silva has hurt a lot of people,” Sonnen said. “A couple of those guys were my friends and I don’t have a lot of friends and that bothers me a lot. It’s a payback thing, absolutely.
“Let’s get rid of this guy. Anderson Silva’s really the nuisance, he’s truly the problem. We’ve all had it with him, there’s one guy that wants to fight him and there’s one guy with the skills to beat him.”