Chael Sonnen doesn't have time for "one-armed, pee-pee mouth" Lyoto MachidaPosted on January 3, 2012, 12:25 PM by Joey Santosus
It looks like Jon Jones isn't the only Light Heavyweight willing to welcome Chael Sonnen to the 205-pound division.
Set to face fellow 185'er, Mark Munoz, in a number-one contender match at UFC on Fox 2, Sonnen recently suggested that, if victorious, he would use his status as top contender, not to challenge his long time rival and Middleweight champ, Anderson Silva, but rather one of two other UFC title holders.
"I will be announcing who I'll be fighting very soon," said Sonnen. "But I promise you this: If I was GSP or Jon Jones, I'd be swallowing real deep right now."
While Jones wasted little time before reminding the Team Quest fighter that "he knows where the champ will be waiting," another top Light Heavyweight and former title holder, Lyoto Machida, recently extended an interesting challenge of his own.
Tweeted in Portuguese, Google Translate provides the following rough translation:
"Chael Sonnen, I just got out of surgery, but can give you your gift inside the octagon with one arm and only if you accept the fight."
The bad-blood between the Brazilian and Sonnen comes as no surprise, but, judging by his response, the Oregon native has little interest in the fight, be it a one-armed Machida, or two.
"I don't have time for "pee pee" mouth," Sonnen replied via Twitter. "All the time I can spare him is enough to cold cock him and walk away."
Though it is unclear at present time who exactly the infamous showman has his sights set on next, if his expressed intent to leave the 185-pound division is to be taken seriously, it is unlikely that he would be granted an immediate crack at Jones. A victory over "The Dragon," however, could be just the thing Sonnen needs to catapult him into the Light Heavyweight title mix.
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