Recently, Chael Sonnen had the misfortune of having the verbal tables turned on him by none other than fellow trash-talking maestro Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. True to form, the self-proclaimed "American Gangster" responded in kind, but kind he wasn't, as he ripped the former UFC 205-pound titlist to shreds in his own inimitable way.
"To keep it professional my answer would be simply listen Rampage has one fight left and it's not against me.
"Now if you asked me in the streets, in my kingdom amongst my people while I'm not wearing the suite and I don't have the earpiece my answer might of been different. I probably would of said Rampage, why don't you stick to violating female reporters, making box office disasters, and driving the wrong way down the freeway while you're jacked up on Mountain Dew, cause you Page are not on my level," Sonnen told Todd Harris on UFC Tonight on Fuel Television (h/t Cagedinsider.com).
Thus far, the Oregonian has reneged on that promise. However, looking at it from a logical perspective, the real reason those words were uttered was to ensure he got another tilt at the title.
With regards to one of the aforesaid infractions that Sonnen alluded to, there have been instances where Jackson has gone overboard during interviews with female reporters—simulating sex and making lubricious remarks are just a few of his outlandish transgressions.
That said, Jackson, a legend from the PRIDE era, is set to hang 'em up when he faces off against Brazilian Glover Teixeira at UFC 153.
Conversely, Sonnen is contemplating moving up to light heavyweight following his second-round defeat to "The Spider."