Once the Chael Sonnen storm hit Chicago ahead of his UFC on Fox 2 co-main event with Michael “The Count” Bisping, the “Windy City” almost instantaneously felt his presence. If that wasn’t enough, Uncle Chael resorted to waxing lyrical in front of the audience at the Ultimate Fighting Championship press conference.
Parading his replica UFC belt, the Oregon native did what he does best—he held court.
Sonnen first took a swipe at the reigning middleweight titleist Anderson Silva, insinuating that he’d taken the belt from “The Spider” and therefore had absolute ownership.
Well, for those of you who can't see, this is the championship belt that I took from Anderson Silva. In this country, possession is nine tenths of the law. Finders keepers, losers weepers. If he wants it back, he knows where he can find it.
Next, he serenaded those in attendance with his poetry skills—he was kicking rhymes.
You're looking at the reflection of perfection. You're looking at the man who gets all your attention. You're looking at the man with the biggest arm. At the man, with the greatest charm, the man in Chicago who will do harm to the guy three doors down.
Whatcha gonna do, when you know who? How ya gonna deal, with the man of steel? How ya gonna react to Sonnen's attack? Tune in on the 28th! 8 p.m. Eastern Time! You'll find out who the real champion is.
At the United Centre on Saturday night, Sonnen will be attempting to book his flight to Brazil for an eventual summer clash with Silva. However, his opponent Bisping has designs on the 185-pound title as well, which could make for an intriguing matchup.
Either way, Sonnen is in dire need of a win. Otherwise, not only will he lose out on a much sought after rematch with the Brazilian, but it’s more than likely that he’ll slide down the pecking order and out of title contention for a while.
UFC on Fox 2 is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2012, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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