What was your response when Sonnen got the title shot? Was it "$ Talks..." like it was for so many others? ...His talent, along with him being a crazy and entertaining bastard, got him where he is today. But his career isn't meaningless if he doesn't get more impressive wins to back up how much he gets paid. He's in this to make a living as well as be one of the best...whether somebody thinks he is or not.
He also fights considerably often so a 6 month and year suspension aren't as bad. Then when you consider he was getting paid 150k for his last 4 or 5 strikeforce fights, and he got paid alot more vs BJ and Condit (even with the fine), and he's going to make a very hefty amount vs GSP...missing out on a short notice fight vs Hieron, and the 1st GSP fight (which is going down in 3 weeks...he wouldn't be given a rematch anyways with a dominant victory by GSP which alot of people predict) aren't going to be detrimental to his career at all. I still think he should have handled himself differently but I don't think it's a matter of stupidity as much as it is carelessness.
Your initial joke wasn't out of place or anything. But that isn't how it's gonna go down. We are in for a fun fight imo.
But on the real, why in the fuck shouldn't the 2 guys headlining a big UFC PPV get first class tickets?