Following a unanimous decision victory over Michael Bisping, Chael Sonnen approached his post-fight interview as millions anticipated what was about to unfold.
Was he going to once again call out the middleweight champion in Anderson Silva as he did following his submission victory over Brian Stann at UFC 136?
We can all recall the, "Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck!"
To the surprise of the world, Silva's name wasn't mentioned at all.
In fact, Sonnen addressed no one other than himself.
In his post-fight interview with UFC color commentator Joe Rogan, Sonnen shared the following words for his fans and viewers to hear:
Joe Rogan, tonight is not for questions for me. This is your night, brother. I want to know how you feel to be inches away from greatness.
I want you to tell everybody how it feels. Are you not mesmerized? Do you not have chills going up your spine for the first time on FOX for you to be here in Chael's Octagon, on Chael's channel, holding Chael's microphone, interviewing Chael?
While you're thinking about that, remember this: When you're the greatest fighter in the world today. they got a name for you. They don't call you a great fighter, they call you Chael Sonnen. Beat me. If you can.
Sonnen is now set to take on the injured Silva at some point in 2012 for a chance at redemption and his highly treasured middleweight championship.
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