Chael Sonnen: I'm looking to pick a fight with Anderson Silva and not going to stopPosted on October 5, 2011, 09:50 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Chael Sonnen participated in the UFC 136 pre-fight press conference on Wednesday and even though Sonnen was there in preparation for his fight with Brian Stann, there was the inevitable Anderson Silva line of questioning.
Recently Sonnen had some complimentary things to say about the UFC Middleweight Champ. While he was on the UFC 136 media call Sonnen offered the following, “...his wins and losses speak for themselves and the fact of the matter, whether I'd like to admit it or not, is he's done a better job than anybody, he's done a better job than me and he is the champion. “
On Wednesday, when asked if what he does is mostly for marketing purposes Sonnen responded, “I'm out trying to pick a fight. I've been after Anderson for some time. And I've got a beef with everyone in the back that wants a title shot. I've never told Dana I want a title fight, I say I want the title. I'm not scared of that guy, and I'm not going to apologize to that guy. I do appreciate what the Brazilian people said and a lot of (what I said) was said in good fun, but the bottom line is I'm poking my finger in Anderson's chest, I'm looking to pick a fight and I'm not going to stop.”
After Sonnen finished he received some applause from the fans in attendance at the press conference.
While Sonnen is not guaranteed a shot at Silva with a win over Stann, he does need to get past him to even have a chance as the Middleweight Champion.
What do you think LowKick’ers, who will walk away with the win, Sonnen or Stann?
Further Reading: UFC 136 Pre-Fight Press Conference Video & Highlights
Photo: Chael Sonnen fights Yushin Okami at UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2009. Francis Specker