Top middleweight contender Chael Sonnen hosted a special Q&A session prior to Friday’s UFC 145 weigh-in. During the festivities, Sonnen, who is scheduled to face Anderson Silva for the title later this year, was asked about a recent interview Silva conducted where he claimed to be metrosexual.
As you might expect, Sonnen handled the question in typical Sonnen-fashion.
“I am shocked. Really? That blows me away. What’s next, you’re going to tell me a UFC ring girl got naked for a few bucks? You are blowing my mind,” Sonnen quipped. “I don’t believe it. That’s like telling me that (Alistair) Overeem was positive. I mean, convincing me of that is like convincing me that Roy Nelson is clean. I’m just not going to believe it. I’m just going to have to see it with my own eyes.”
Sonnen, possibly the most outspoken MMA fighter in history, managed to tie in UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste, Overeem and Nelson into the same statement as Silva. Pretty impressive to say the least.
In more important news, it seems that we’ll find out next Tuesday just where the Silva-Sonnen rematch will take place. The UFC has scheduled a press conference for Rio de Janeiro at which UFC President Dana White will be joined by Silva and Sonnen.
Check out the full Q&A below including Sonnen dissing Silva in a rap, addressing concerns about his entertainment-driven personality, and more:
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