Victorious Chael Sonnen calls out Anderson Silva: If you win, I'll leave the UFC forever!Posted on October 8, 2011, 09:40 PM by Anton Gurevich
After 14 months of absence, People's Champ Chael Sonnen exceeded expectations with a dominant victory over Brian Stann at UFC 136. Sonnen completely dominated Brian Stann, before finishing fight with a somewhat ironic Arm Triangle victory. But the biggest story of this fight was yet to come.
In his post fight interview with Joe Rogan, Chael Sonnen decided to call out the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva, who was in attendance at UFC 136. Sonnen's words speak for themselves:
"Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck! Superbowl weekend, the biggest rematch in the history of the business. I'm calling you out, Silva, but we're upping the stakes. I beat you, you leave the division. You beat me, I will leave the UFC forever!"
Sonnen then dropped the microphone (or gave it back to Joe Rogan, one of the two), before turning his back to Joe Rogan and leaving the Octagon. The camera concentrated on Anderson Silva, who gave his famous "surprised" facial expression.
Chael Sonnen definitely earned his bragging rights with a victory over Brian Stann. It was a complete dominance that somehow reminded Sonnen's triumph over Nate Marquardt at UFC 109. Chael Sonnen is now 26-11-1 in his MMA career, and once again the #1 contender for the UFC Middleweight title.
Further Reading: UFC 136 Recap and Notes