The show MMA Uncensored on Spike TV delivered again last night as they brought on trash talking extraordinaire Chael P. Sonnen. The opinionated Oregon native touched on numerous topics. Most notably Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s twitter comments, his next opponent Anderson Silva and also his justification of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) in mixed martial arts.
I like him [Rampage]. Look, he’s a crybaby, but I find it entertaining. I like it when he goes on his campaigns about entitlement and how he should be given easy fights. I don’t agree with any of it, but, you gotta understand, everybody’s gonna stumble, at times, but to miss weight at a fight poorly, when you’re paid what he’s paid — he’s the second highest paid fighter in the industry now that Brock Lesnar is retired — it kind of puts him in a different ballpark. A lot of things are expected of him and he’s not quite delivering. But as far as retirement talk, the guy ought to be able to have a bad performance here and there. Randy Couture, the greatest of all time, had bad performances, but he always came back.”
Nothing like an underhanded insult towards a fellow fighter while exclaiming that Jackson is the second highest paid fighter under the Zuffa umbrella. Don’t worry, no insult is as painful when patched with a compliment like “we all have bad performances.”
It was refreshing to see as the hosts were not lobbing any questions at Sonnen as they were quick to call Sonnen out on his own TRT use and even his suspension for ‘alleged’ abuse of the substance.
There’s two things there. Hold on. If you’re gonna associate the guy with TRT, make sure you also associate the fact that it’s legal and it’s not banned. Second thing with TRT is people are really getting confused. They look at TRT and they’re missing the stuff that really is good. TRT is eight, nine or ten on the list of things they could take to help their careers. Secondly, any time a person says ‘performance enhancer,’ stop talking to them, because they don’t have the intellect to debate with you.”
Sonnen went on defending TRT by stating that everything really is a ‘performance enhancer.’
“I wanna make this point. I would never take anything if I didn’t think it would help my performance. That’s what medicine is in 21st Century America. Imagine if you go to the doctor and say, ‘Doc, I’m feeling great. You got anything that can bring me down a notch?’ That’s malpractice. It’s all meant to help your performance.”
Of course it wouldn’t be a Sonnen interview without his thoughts on his favorite nemisis, Anderson Silva. Sonnen has proven to have really advanced in his underhand attacks on the character of a man.
“Listen, here’s the deal with Anderson. My beef isn’t so much with him, it’s with everybody else. I get real sick and tired of seeing guys in the back asking him for his autograph with him, and then when they get on camera themselves, they portray themselves like they’re tough guys. If you put a microphone in somebody’s face, and he calls out anybody other than the champion, he might as well just turn in his pink slip. If you’re not here to be the best, get to the end of the line. You don’t belong. I’m not sidestepping this guy or anybody else. You know, any time someone publicly slaps Dana White in the face, publicly spits on Lorenzo Ferttita, I don’t understand that. When Anderson comes out and he publicly says, ‘I disagree with you’ to the decision makers, the guys who put the process in place, who say, ‘Here’s how we’re gonna determine a number one contender,’ tells these guys he’s got a better idea of their business than they do, I don’t really understand that. So, that’s not really a slight at me when Anderson says that, but he is telling his bosses that he disagrees with them.”
Transcribed by Kevin Haggerty of MMAMania.com