Sonnen Nothing More Than Talk Now
You there buddy? Anywhere?
It seems Chael Sonnen has pulled the biggest disappearing act since Jimmy Hoffa. Maybe Gina Carano?
Either way, good riddance. Bon voyage. Fini. Finished. Nada. No more.
The UFC doesn't need you. MMA doesn't need you. And I as a fan have already heard too much of you. I think the Republican party could find a spot for you though. This cat is definitely ready for a political career.
In related breaking news, Sonnen has just replaced Fedor as "Mr. Irrelevant."
I bet he even had his servant boy Lindland stick him in the a** with the syringe and apply the gauze.
Let's take a look back at how we got here. First there was the infamous tirade regarding Lance Armstrong, who by the way, up to this point has been popped zero times.
"Lance Armstrong did a number of things and he gave himself cancer."
Holy Moly. But it gets better...
"He cheated, he did drugs, and he gave himself cancer. Well, instead of saying 'Hey listen, I cheated and gave myself cancer, don't be like me,' he actually made himself the victim and then went out and profited something like $15 million from this 'Hey, poor me, let's find a cure for cancer' campaign instead of just coming clean and saying, 'Look, here's what I did, I screwed myself up, and I hope people learn from my mistakes."
Welcome to the Twilight Zone.
I don't wish bad events even on my enemies, but I'm going to savor this one, as Sonnen simmers and stews in the pot of public opinion.
Asked if he was disappointed in Sonnen, White had this to say:
"Am I disappointed? Yes, absolutely. But if you guys realized how much bad [expletive] I put up with on a daily basis, you almost start to get numb to it. So you move on, and Chael is going to face the consequences and go before the commission, and we'll work things out."
I believe White when he says this, but on the business side of things, he has to be disappointed in what would have been the biggest rematch since Liddell vs. Couture.
Not to mention the growing chatter of the role that steroids plays in our beloved sport known as Mixed Martial Arts. A PR battle the MMA community including Dana White has been waging war on for years, as MMA becomes more accepted in the world.
This type of press sets the sport back in making the aforementioned strides in good will with the "anti-mma" community.
Look on the bright side though Chael, you can always go back to making the rounds of the smaller shows across the country, similar to a traveling circus. Out here in CO, we would love to see you take a juice-less beating at the hands of Eliot Marshall in the Ring Of Fire or Bring The Thunder MMA promotion.
Before taking part in anymore weigh in photos though, you might want to have Lindland use a belt sander on your back as to remove the dried, crusted craters. Not cool.
After the Maia vs. Silva fight, I was stoked to think about the prospect of Silva having to really earn a win against Sonnen, I knew Silva would find a way to win, but still be tested like never before.
How can you not have even more respect for Anderson Silva after revealing the great OZ better than Toto and Dorthy ever could have.
See you in a year Chael. If you are lucky.
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