Chael Sonnen is a "Bisping-Supporter," says he likes an "arrogant, cocky guy"Posted on January 18, 2012, 12:10 PM by Joey Santosus
"I'm a Bisping supporter. I'm not on the anti-Bisping bandwagon. I never have been. I think he has (earned his spot in the title mix). I think he's fought a lot of important matches ... If he had a strength, it would be the fact that he'll go hard. He'll fight hard the whole time. He's been in some real donnybrooks that have come down to the last moments of the last round, and he's able to continue fighting. While other guys are fading, he's still pushing. I think he's a very tough guy in that regard. ... I've never even seen Bisping in trouble. I've never seen him come out of there cut and scraped and bruised. He seems to go in, take care of business and go home.
He appears to be a little bit brash. He's definitely cocky and arrogant, which is two qualities that I like in a person. I like a cocky guy and I like an arrogant guy, so he earns points with me in those regards, but I think it turns a lot of people off." - For complete interview with Chael Sonnen, visit USA Today
Looks like there may not be a week-long war of words waged between Sonnen and Bisping after all.
Though many anticipated as much when news came down that the Brit would be stepping in to replace an injured Mark Munoz opposite Sonnen at UFC on Fox 2, it appears the sharp-tongued former title contender has opted to see the best in Bisping instead - his arrogance.
According to Sonnen, not only does he consider himself a "Bisping-Supporter," but unlike some, he finds his opponent's cockiness to be an admirable trait. The Team Quest fighter also went on to applaud Bisping's accomplishments inside of the octagon, insisting that the TUF 3 champ has earned his place in the Middleweight title mix. So, what's the word LowKick'ers? Does the potential lack of trash-talk make you any more or less interested in the bout? Will Bisping, perhaps, throw the first stone?
Photo: Chael Sonnen, left, fights Yushin Okami at UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2009. Francis Specker