The time for talk is almost over, key word being “almost.”
Chael Sonnen never met a smart-ass comment he didn’t like, even if he had to be the butt of the joke in order to bring it into play.
It’s that attitude that has served him well and entertained him to no end. His humor is high brow, going over the heads of most people who have a hard time seeing the sharp side of the truth when it’s lying between two lies.
But none of that really matters anymore because there is a serious situation waiting just around the corner—a situation Sonnen helped build, word by inflammatory word.
The rematch has been signed, and Sonnen gets his chance to prove that his dominance in their first fight wasn’t a fluke.
Ever since UFC 117, Sonnen has been painting a picture for us in which his submission loss to Anderson Silva is some rare species of victory. We’ve laughed with and at him during his campaign, but Election Day is almost here, so to speak.
With the shadow of Anderson Silva becoming longer and darker as the sun rises, the critics of Sonnen are turning their attention away from his antics and to what really matters most, the fight itself.
Sonnen has a second chance to silence those critics, and in truth, it is actually his last chance.