Chael Sonnen believes that even Ronda Rousey would beat Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at this point in his career.
In an interview with TMZ, Sonnen congratulated Rousey on being the first woman to ever sign a UFC contract, but the interview couldn't be complete without the self-proclaimed "Oregon Gangster" taking a verbal swipe at his old pal Rampage.
"I'd like to congratulate Ronda Rousey on becoming a pioneer in the sport. It's well-deserved and overdue," said Sonnen. "Looks like Mitt Romney has a new favorite fighter and Rampage Jackson has another opponent he can't beat."
The back-and-forth jawing between Sonnen and Rampage has been going on for several weeks.
During an appearance on "Inside MMA," Rampage said Sonnen "sucks" and talks unnecessary trash.
Sonnen has shown a knack for getting under people's skin. During his historic feud with Anderson Silva, he had the entire country of Brazil in an uproar over some of the controversial comments he made in the media.
Nothing is off-limits for Sonnen when it comes to putting together another clever punchline.
Rampage admits that he is guilty of engaging in a little trash talk as well, but he believes Sonnen tends to overstep boundaries.
During that appearance, the former light heavyweight champ explained:
"I talk trash, but the thing is, I talk trash about people I'm actually going to fight, who are actually in my weight class. This guy talks trash about ring girls, about people that are not even in his weight class. He talks trash about the President. Now, that's a little bit too much. It's very disrespectful."
With Sonnen moving up to the light heavyweight division, there is hope that the UFC could one day put this grudge match together.
As of now, the chances seem slim at best.
While Sonnen gets a crack at UFC champ Jon Jones in April, Rampage is expected to face Glover Teixeira in January in what could be his final fight in the UFC.
Unless a new deal is made, the only punches these two light heavyweight stars throw at one another will be verbal.