I think Sonnen is going to beat Marquardt, which already was going to be enough to get him a title shot, I dont think the shit talk is neccessary. Normally, most of the top guys dont fight any differently no matter what you say about them. Bj, GSP, and Fedor all come in with pretty much the same intensity level no matter what kind of trash gets thrown around before there fights. That is not the case with Silva. We have all seen what happens when Silva comes into a fight unmotivated. He did it against Leites and Cote. He didnt get hurt or anything, but he was clearly uninterested in the fight. James Irvin and Forrest Griffin both managed to get Silva hyped up before there fights, and they both got destroyed. Talking shit and giving Anderson Silva a reason to care is not a good idea if your goal is to actually beat him. He seems to be the type of fighter that actually takes some stuff personally and takes out his frustrations in the cage. I think Sonnen will get a title shot, but he just gave Anderson Silva a reason to want to hurt him. Bad move bruddah.