Chael Sonnen: “I Am The Best Fighter In The World”
By Joshua Carey
When UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen is slated to fight, he’s expected to unleash a flurry of pre-fight trash talk on his foe.
However, Sonnen refrained from doing so when he faced and defeated Brian Stann this past October. Furthermore, with 48-hours remaining before his fight with Michael Bisping on Fox, Sonnen isn’t lashing out against “The Count” either.
According to Sonnen, he’s not acting when he lashes out against his opponents. It’s simply the truth from the self-proclaimed best fighter in the world.
“I hate terms like ‘hype’ and ‘trash talk’ because I don’t do that,” Sonnen said. “I never say anything I don’t mean and I’m not going to insult a guy I have no problem with. But, that said, Bisping is a jerk and I’m going to finish him faster than he can devour a Bovril and meatpie.
“I am the best fighter in the world. He thinks he can beat me, I think I can beat him and we are going to see who is right in the only debating forum that matters – the UFC Octagon.”
Sonnen and Bisping will square off Chicago’s United Center this Saturday live Fox at 8 p.m. ET and the Team Quest trained middleweight has one goal in mind.
“I came to Chicago to do Michael Bisping a lot of physical harm,” Sonnen said. “I don’t come here to ‘talk trash’ because that’s not something I do.”