Chael Sonnen continues to rip into UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva heading into UFC 117 in August. Having posted three consecutive lackluster middleweight title defenses, top contender Chael Sonnen believes that he has what it takes to take the fight to the champion.
“Anderson, you are going to be on your back more than a pornstar with a mortgage,” Sonnen tweeted earlier today.
After Silva made a mockery out of the UFC’s debut in Abu Dhabi – home of their new partners, Flash Entertainment – nobody was clowning the champ more than Sonnen. What really eats away at the Team Quest trained fighter is that he should have been standing opposite Silva that night, not Demian Maia.
Fortunately, Sonnen’s UFC 109 laceration has since healed and he immediately put pen to paper when Octagon brass presented him with the contract to fight MMA’s most efficient striker. The rivals will settle their differences at UFC 117 inside the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
Thanks to Tim Ngo for contributing to this article