Chael Sonnen Takes to Twitter to Answer Rampage Jackson

McKinley Noble@KenTheGreat1Correspondent IOctober 24, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Host and mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Chael Sonnen is quickly becoming the most hated man in the UFC light heavyweight division.

Not only has his upcoming title fight with Jon Jones drawn the ire of Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and even mentor Dan Henderson, but Sonnen's also taking time to trade trash talk with Quinton Jackson.

Jackson has been openly critical of Sonnen's unique brand of self-promotion, saying that the former middleweight title contender "sucks" and "practices his stuff in the mirror" between interviews.

Sonnen's responses to Jackson on Twitter were succinct, yet biting:

If I could understand a single word @rampage4real said about me I might be mildly offended.

Hard to hear @rampage4real all the way from the bottom of his pit of obscurity.

Ya know @rampage4real, I was wrong about your acting ability. Calling me out was your best performance yet.

Sonnen kicked off a media storm in the mixed martial arts world after the UFC announced that he would be coaching The Ultimate Fighter against Jones, despite not having fought in the 205-pound division since 2005 at UFC 55.

However, Sonnen's gift of gab has paid off, contributing to high pay-per-view buys at UFC 148 and UFC 117, with the former reaching the rare 1 million mark—successes that the UFC is clearly aiming to replicate with one of MMA's biggest grudge matches.