Chael Sonnen campaigns for a shot at Michael "Spitsbing"Posted on February 28, 2011, 10:24 PM by Joey Santosus
It appears Vitor Belfort is not the only Middleweight campaigning for a shot at Michael Bisping following the Brit's post-fight behavior at UFC 127. In the midst of the controversy that has followed Saturday's event, top contender Chael Sonnen penned an open letter to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, in which he requests a fight with Bisping upon his return. (via MMAWeekly.com)
To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory
If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.
Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much.
Hope all is well.
Sonnen's UFC contract was temporarily "frozen" pending the resolution of personal issues that have plagued the Team Quest member since his submission loss to division Champion Anderson Silva back in August. While there has been no official date set for Sonnen's return, a match-up with Bisping, who improved to 21-3 on Saturday, could be next for the Oregon native.