From the Jim Rome Show today:
“That offer was good when I made it, but it’s like any offer, they’ve got to expire,” Sonnen stated. “Apparently, that didn’t work. I’m doing anything I can to lure him out, and yes, I would have absolutely done that. I’ll do a winner-takes-all, I’ll do any stipulation that he wants. All he needed to do was stand up and give me a thumbs up. If he wanted to accept that offer, all he needed to do was nod to me, have one of his handlers come in the back and say, ‘Anderson accepts.’
“He did the exact opposite. He went to the media and said, ‘I do not want to fight that guy.’ So what can I do? Now I gotta come up with a new offer.”
“It’s like music, there’s only so many notes,” Sonnen expressed. “Eventually I’m gonna exhaust my options. But again, whether he wants to do it or not, we’re gonna do it.
“Anderson doesn’t pick the fights. And his manger [Ed Soares] that keeps getting airtime darn sure doesn’t have anything to do with it. [UFC president] Dana White will decide. And if Dana says ‘Yes,’ then we’re fighting, and if Dana says ‘No,’ then we’re not. I don’t need Anderson’s opinion, I’ll slap Anderson the next time I see him.”
“I was gonna dump a Coke on him one time,” Sonnen said in closing. “He was sitting right next to me and the waitress had just brought me a Coke, and if I thought he was worth the buck-fifty I spent on the soft drink I woulda done it.”
I would have loved to see Chael toss a drink on Anderson. It would have produced the best street fight between MMA fighters since Krazy Horse vs. Chute Boxe.