UFC Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, who faces champion Anderson Silva at UFC 148 on July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, spoke to Dave Farra and dropped even more than his usual amount of outrageousness. Sonnen talks about Anderson Silva, Wanderlei Silva and Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in a way guaranteed to not make him any friends.
Sonnen addresses the move of his title fight from UFC 147 in Brazil -- it was originally hoped that Silva vs. Sonnen II would challenge Georges St. Pierre vs. Jake Shields at UFC 129 for the all-time biggest live UFC crowd -- to Las Vegas.
See the rest of the video and read Chael's best quotes after the jump...
On Not Fighting In Brazil
"I would love to be part of setting a record, you know... If I can be part of that, you know, I'd love to. ... But, the bottom line is the fight is in the octagon. Whatever city, whatever venue, whatever crowd, it doesn't matter. The fight's in the octagon and that's where we'll fight. It's a lot closer trip, don't forget he (Silva) doesn't live in Brazil; he lives in a mansion in Beverly Hills."
On Wanderlei Silva
Every time Wanderlei fights I get the same feeling, sincerely. ‘Man, I hope he gets up and can walk out of the ring'. It's the same thing this time, you know, and I think he's got a big heart, I think he's got a tremendous place in martial arts from the wrasslin' he did over in Japan to the competitive stuff he did here. At the end of the day, this isn't work he can do."
On Quinton "Rampage" Jackson Leaving The UFC
"You know, I think he's got a place, but he's a crybaby, he's a real ‘poor me' guy. He comes in, he takes all the money, he takes all the money, he takes all the spotlight, and it's still not enough....You know, you think you have problems with Ryan Bader, you know don't even try that stuff with some of us that have, you know, kicked and scratched and clawed while you, you know, you've been eating at the trough for years. So, you know, ‘Rampage' has a place, but you know if he doesn't want to fight anymore, he doesn't have too."