UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen is no stranger to conflict. The controversial former real estate agent frequently gets into public quarrels, really with anyone who rubs him the wrong way. Uncle Chael usually takes shots at his fighting peers, but his vitriol is by no means limited to those who lace up the four ouncers. Sonnen has called out other pro athletes (Lance Armstrong), gotten into it with reporters (Off the Record’s Michael Landsberg) and taken aim at UFC ring card girls (Arianny Celeste).
Currently, Sonnen is locked into a war of words with Arianny Celeste, whom he’s poked fun at in the past for being short with “fat hips.” In an interview with Las Vegas Weekly to promote his upcoming bid as host of the World MMA Awards, Sonnen sneaked in another jab at the Playboy model when asked which ring card girl he’ll be voting for as the best.
“We only had one and that was Chandella [Powell]. The other was the IQ card girl,” said Sonnen. “Arianny [Celeste] kind of walks around and holds up her latest test score. One time when there was a title fight, she got all the way up to five and we were very proud of her.”
Celeste responded by bringing Sonnen’s rival, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, into the fray.
“Hey what’s ur name.. after @spideranderson kicks your [expletive]..u won’t even be able to count to 5!! Get ready to kiss brazils [expletive]!” she wrote.
Never one to be outdone, Sonnen promptly responded by slamming Arianny’s chosen profession.
“Seems easy to wear a bikini and seems easy to walk in a circle, but try walking in a circle while wearing a bikini. Talented girl,” posted Sonnen.
You may now go back to your day.