Chael Sonnen will "Shine like a Pagan Sun God" until he gets Silva rematchPosted on November 8, 2011, 11:30 AM by Joey Santosus
"Let me ask you something: when you have a big project or plans for a big goal, do you let yourself get derailed by a whiny coworker that always finds an excuse to shovel work on someone else? NO! You do your work, you beat your obligations senseless, you shine like a pagan sun god, you make that whiny prat look foolish, you take their job, you laugh as they leave with a box of their effects, and you comfort their obviously unsatisfied wife by taking her out to dinner. I'm not cooling my heels just because Anderson's are kicked up on the sofa.
They have to come back to me eventually. No one has come as close as I have to dethroning him, and no one will. Eventually the fights will get so much MORE boring than they already are, and they will have to give me my rightful fight. ... We're thinking about my birthday next year in Portland. There will be fireworks, go-go dancers, exploding cars, and a Brazilian sacrifice. I will parade Anderson's unconscious corpse around the Rose Garden to celebrate." - For complete interview, visit MMAMania.com
"The Spider" can run, but he can't hide.
At least, that appears to be Chael Sonnen's take on things. Since Sonnen's "call-out heard 'round the world" following his UFC 136 victory over Brian Stann, there has been little word on who will get the next crack at Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. The winner of the upcoming Michael Bisping-"Mayhem" Miller showdown has been mentioned as a possibility, even the recently triumphant Mark Munoz threw his name in the hat with his own post-fight call-out of sorts. But, whoever it is, Sonnen's not planning on slowing his roll. In fact, he says as long as he keeps "shining like a pagan sun god," the promotion will have no choice but to grant him a rematch with the champ.
In an increasingly shallow division, Sonnen's logic is hard to argue against, but what do you think LowKick'ers? Was Munoz's win over Chris Leben enough to convince you that he's ready to wear UFC gold? How about Bisping should he emerge victorious over Miller?
Photo: Chael Sonnen, right, fights Yushin Okami at UFC 104 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, on October 24, 2009. Francis Specker