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Chael Sonnen throws name in the hat for Michael Bisping sweepstakes

Outspoken middleweight Chael Sonnen has joined the ranks of Vitor Belfort, Demian Maia, and others in expressing a desire to stand across the Octagon from Michael Bisping when the Brit next sees in-ring action. However, as fans might expect, Sonnen did so in his own unique fashion and actually sent UFC matchmaker Joe Silva an email that was also, not surprisingly, leaked to media as well.

Titled “Spitsbing and His Tainted Victory,” the two-paragraph message was recently revealed on MMAWeekly where Sonnen tore into Bisping’s controversial behavior against opponent Jorge Rivera last weekend at UFC 127.

“If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.

Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much. Hope all is well.”

If the two 185-pounders do eventually meet the match-up could serve as a means of helping repair Sonnen’s reputation in the public eye after his failed UFC 117 drug test and recent guilty plea in a federal money laundering case. Likewise, the same could possibly be said about Bisping based on Sonnen’s aforementioned transgressions.

The 25-11-1 Sonnen is 3-1 in his last four fights with the lone stumble coming in the closing minutes of what would have been a clear-cut decision victory over remarkable middleweight champ Anderson Silva. He holds past wins in his career over respectable adversaries including Trevor Prangley, Jason Miller, Yushin Okami, Paulo Filho, Dan Miller, and Nate Marquardt.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

34 COMMENTS
  • MCM says:

    Gonna have to agree with Rece’s “ring imploding” comment from a different story.
    I don’t want to see these two guys fight. I prefer a fight between a hero and heel or two well respected athletes. Putting two of the most hated fighters in the cage together does nothing for the fans, as there is no one to route for, and not much for the fighters, as no one cares if they beat a despised opponent. I think Bisping has earned a shot at a top fighter, but Chael should never be allowed to fight (for the UFC) again.

  • bigbadjohn says:

    speak for yourself. Chael’s a hero. He at least backs up his incrdibly impressive and witty smack talk with dominating performances. While Bisping uses cuss-laden bar room rhetoric and back-peddals to victory. Bisping hardly deserves a fight with Chael. Won’t matter anyways once Sonnen puts the Brit through his gauntlet.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Chaels a hero for what????
    Cheating his clients?
    Using drugs to help himself become a better fighter?
    Lying?
    Making up off the wall shit that attracts attention but has zero substance?
    He is a bigger POS in my book than Bisping any day.

  • bigbadjohn says:

    and where did 5Ozs find this emo head shot of Chael? It looks like he should be a member of My Chemical Romance or something

  • THEGUNNER says:

    I dont like this match up or the direspect they should put bisbing vs a heavy hitting fighter to put him in his place as for sonnen he should be put on an udercard so he can appriciate his positoin.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    In retrospect, agreed on the picture. Better now, no?

  • Rece Rock says:

    Yowzer a hero…? Let’s what else we can classify him as….

    Fraudulent, Dishonest, Money launderer, Suspended, testosterone deficient, Stool-Pigeon, Republican, failed political career & Back Acne… should I go on.

  • Rece Rock says:

    No Brendhan the other pic was more fitting… he’s a sad man.

  • gy614x says:

    I actually think they have a semi legitimate excuse (from the Sonnen camp) about the elevated testosterone. A mention of Hypogonadism.

    I personally don’t know why anyone would use this of all things as an excuse unless it was somewhat factual….Telling people you have under productive testicles doesn’t sound like something that would just come out.

    But regardless, I love this fight. Bisbing and Sonnen are both shit talkers, but there is a huge difference.

    Sonnen never spit on his opponents corner men, and even after the fight with Anderson, he didn’t seem very arrogant (in the post-fight i mean).

    Sonnen by ruthless mauling rd. 3

  • gy614x says:

    By the way, when someone has hypogonadism, they do require injections to make up for the lack of production of Testosterone

  • bigbadjohn says:

    sing it, gy614! and my hero comment was only in comparison to Bisping and backing up tthe trash-talk. I wonder if Bisping would cross the “malfunctiioning testes” line and comment about Sonnen’s “deficiency”

  • bigbadjohn says:

    thanks Brendhan, much much better

  • moosebaby02 says:

    gy614x
    as much as I hate Sonnen i have to give him a pass on the hypogonadism. I have tow friends who have this and i understand their struggle. One of them was up for suspension when we were collage and played football. It wasnt easy for him to confess his situation. Lot of guys on the team ripped him for it. Nothing something you want to lie about.

    As for the fight. who every says they dont want to see this match up will change their minds as soon as the mud slinging gets going.
    Who will I be rooting for. dosent matter. i will just be hoping for and double KO. And as much as i hate to say it Sonnen is in the upper tier of fighters so this will be want Bisbing wanted. A top tier fighter and then we all can see how he dosent belong.

  • To those of you who give Sonnen a pass on being testosterone deficient due to his hypogonadusm let me just remind you that he was well above the limit he was allowed to be(hence the suspension) and the most likely reason for his condition is past steroid use.

    and c’mon Rece, dont throw all those other outstanding insults in there with republican…its not like democrats are any better…especially in our current political climate.

    Now to quit with being on the political kick, they should go ahead and put this together. Both of these guys talk trash,both of these guys are total assholes and both of these guys know how to talk trash to sell a fight. This would be the equivalent of having Michael Vick and Ben Rothlisberger in a QB showdown. People would just root for either one to get smashed!.

  • MickeyC says:

    ‘ets not forget Chael has agreed to testiy against his partners in open court. Rat bastard. He’s probably the only fighter I like less than bisping.

  • gy614x says:

    Superdave,

    Just wanna clear up that I’m not saying Sonnen is a model citizen by any means, or that he wasn’t using…I’m just saying that it seems like a pretty radical medical excuse to release to the public.

  • bigbadjohn says:

    Its sometimes hard to separate a fighter’s image outside versus inside the cage. I appreciate Chael’s wit and delivery when it comes to the gab. In a sPorts world where PR keeps most athletes hush, I find his frankness refreshing and entertaining, even when he says things that make me roll my eyes.. A narc is never a good friend but Chael’s a mean SOB in the cage and I will pay my hard earned dollar to watch him try and back it all up.

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    You throw and miss a punch after a fight and you get booted out of the UFC but if you get done for roids and then money lauder only to snitch on your fellow crims or if you spit at a corner man and deliver an intentional foul you are OK and welcome in the UFC.
    I’m confused.

  • Sykotick says:

    Wow good job logic, on a thread about possible opponents for Bisping, you bring up Paul Daley’s retard moment, the punch didn’t miss. Might not have been flush but it didn’t miss.
    But anyways, I despise Chael but I’m gonna give credit where credit is due, he is a good athlete, and let’s all admit it, one of the MAIN reasons the 117 fight was so anticipated was because we all wanted to see him get smashed.
    If the put these two up against eachother, I give it a month before we are all dying to see one of these guys get smashed to bits.

  • MCM says:

    “Putting two of the most hated fighters in the cage together does nothing for the fans, as there is no one to route for,….”

    I guess I stand corrected. Bring on the hated.

  • RicM says:

    As much as I dislike Sonnen,I’ll gladly pay for the PPV to watch him destroy Bisping…..as I stated in an earlier thread,a flaming car wreck is too good for him……and I will happily cheer for Sonnen…..dislike if you like,I really don’t care……I want to see this!!!

  • MickeyC says:

    Dude is a police informant, Am I the only one bothered by this? he has no room to talk about how people should act, or conduct themselves.

  • Dufresne says:

    For his picture, can we get his mugshot?

  • stone says:

    Chael is a beast! This fight would be “a one sided beatdown with Chael swinging the hammer”. I’m willing to bet that Bisping will NOT take this fight!… Nobody wants Chael in the cage! NOBODY!

  • Oh Stone I doubt that…I’ll bet Silva would happily rematch Chael..with a much more pleasing end result. I also bet Marquardt would welcome a second shot…or Vitor….Or Shogun….or Forrest…or anyone with a semi slick back game would be happy to take on the loudmouth of Oregon.
    and Mickey it doesnt bother me so much that hes an informant, but the fact that he dimed on his partners in specific to get a reduced sentence on a federal crime…which also begs the question, would this fight have to be in oregon bein as Mr Sonnen is on probation?

  • TSU21 says:

    I would pay for any card to see spitsbing to get his azz beat, say whatever you want about sonnen, he backs up what he says period….and if he was to fight silva again he would beat him, he took him down at will and pounded on him and I wouldnt be too sure if silva would want to take that match again bc the talking from sonnen would be even louder and you could tell in the first match up it was getting to silva

  • TSU21 says:

    and superdave, he may be a loudmouth but out of everything he was saying about silva…which one wasnt true, except for when he said he would win?

  • Rece Rock says:

    Hypogonadism results in “male menopause” (also known by the coinage “manopause”). – Wiki

    LOL manopause…

  • Angry Mike says:

    I watch rapists in the NBA and dog killers, rapists and wife beaters in the NFL. If you couldn’t listen to dealers, thugs and overall degenerates, there wouldn’t be any rap or hip hop to speak of. (Which may be a good thing, but I’m just saying). Sonnen is funny as hell and gave Silva a beating for nearly five rounds. I pay money to watch people entertain, whether it’s in the NBA, NFL or the music industry. I would pay money gladly to watch Sonnen fight, because I’ve never seen him in a dull performance. I’d even pay money to watch Bisping. There’s always the drama of whether somebody can finally back him up against the cage and ktfo.

  • LiverPunch says:

    I think you have a point Mike. I just cant get over the fact that he turned rat to get off.

  • stone says:

    I’m willing to bet that Nate the Great, Anderson, Bisping, Wanderlei, and a whole list of other top 185ers don’t want none of Chael… IMO the best challenge for Chael would be Rousamir Palhares or a re-match with Maia. GSP’s 1st 185 fight would be an awesome match-up as well!

  • bigbadjohn says:

    The day Chael learns how to defend all submissions from the bottom position is the day the MW division gets a new long-term owner. Nobody outside Palhares or Maia wants this dude on top of them (as stone has said). He just doesn’t rest. He won’t let you breathe. I would love to see GSP and Sonnen one day. Each round would be a race to the first takedown. That’s part of what makes Chael so impressive- you know he’s going to shoot on you. You KNOW his gameplan. Just try and stop it.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    and whats sucks about it badjohn is thats all chael has

  • Creature says:

    Moose is correct.. but also needs to be said thats all he really needs

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