In the realm of MMA trash talking, Chael. P Sonnen reigns supreme—from the microphone check one-two diatribes to the ever-growing social media of Twitter.
His gift of the gab and penchant for the vocally outrageous has seen him rise from the depths of MMA obscurity to a fighter come entertainer who is both celebrated and scorned in equal measure.
What Sonnen lacks in his mixed martial arts skill set, he more than makes up for it with his oral eloquence and consummate rhetoric.
An unashamed self-promoter, the Oregon native is the closest and maybe only thing MMA has to professional wrestling dramatics, and he’s milking it for all it’s worth.
Power ranking some of his funniest tweets and a little added humor, I give you “The American Gangster.”
NB This article is meant to be tongue-in-cheek—a celebration of Sonnen's oral excellence—no more and nothing less.