Damn why did Sonnen say that. I don't want to see Sonnen leave, neither do I want Silva to lose. The only good thing that can come out of that if Sonnen wins and dominates the division while Silva goes up and fight Jones.
I'm disappointed, I was expecting an announcement
I hope Sonnen beats Silva because I don't want to see him leave the UFC
Don't worry guys. Sonnen is just doing something he is one of the masters at...."Selling A Fight".
(a) he WANTS everybody to love him or hate him (no one in the middle). The folks that hate him buy as many PPV's (hoping to see his ass kicked) as the one's that buy to see their favorite fighter kick ass.
They ALL enrich him & bring him more media attention = money.
LOL - he's already got people saying forget about Dan Henderson (who is a much more legendary MMA fighter & Icon than he is)
(b) if he fights Silva & loses that day....he will call a press conference & pull his UFC membership card out of his wallet & slam it down on the table with all the media there and say "I'm a god damn man of my word & I'm through with this UFC organization"!
On closer inspection by the media cams....the card will say UFC "Unicorn Fishing Club" & everybody will be in an uproar as Sonnen with a bewildered facial expression will say...."You guys didn't really think I was quitting THAT UFC....the fighting one...if I did that...THEY WOULD LOSE THE ONLY TRUE MAN & FIGHTER in the ORGANIZATION.....no, we can't have that.
I mean, I'd like to quit THAT UFC, but we all know that only my shoulders are big enough to carry it!!!
The bigger the media circus = more money & attention for Sonnen. People searching YouTube for his quotes. Next will be a "We Love Chael" Website & a "We Hate Chael Website".
No way was what he said any kind of enforceable contract & DW would never have them sign anything like that. But he'll probably dig it..... more hoopla for MMA & UFC.
I don't think I'm saying anything new here or anything that most people don't already know.
By the way.....Sonnen IS A HELL OF A WRESTLER....& I'd like to see him & Silva fight again.
And after Sonnen KO's Silva with a "Front Kick" like Silva did to Belfort (wasn't it called a "Crane Kick" in the "Karate Kid" movie).....he just slowly turns around in the middle of the cage and looks at the audience with the look of pride and assurance that Mr. Miyaga had on his face when Daniel came through.
I think the movie ended with a freeze frame of this look on Mr. Miyaga's face. RIP Pat Morita