UFC 136 Results: Chael Sonnen and the Fighters Who Can Back Up Their Trash Talk
Few individuals that aren't under contract with Vince McMahon can hype a bout like UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen can.
After an impressive victory over rising star Brian Stann, Sonnen refuses to talk about the fight with Joe Rogan, instead aggressively blurting out "Anderson Silva: you absolutely suck!"
Sonnen went out to call out Silva for a rematch on Super Bowl weekend, and largely to his impeccable skills on the microphone, there is not one fan who does not want to see that fight.
While no MMA fighter can hype a fight like Uncle Chael, here are a few other fighters who don't mind being outspoken, and almost always perform when it's time to back up their words.
Of course, this slideshow would not be complete without a clip of one of Chael Sonnen's most memorable interviews.
The Cesar Gracie black belt may not give the greatest interview, but one thing that is for certain is that Nick Diaz is confident in his fighting ability and he's not shy about letting his opponents know it.
Diaz called Georges St-Pierre a "b*tch," among other things, for not pushing for a fight with Diaz instead of accepting Dana White's decision to instead give the shot to Carlos Condit at UFC 137.
That is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Diaz speaking his mind.
The Stockton, California native is currently on a 10-fight win streak and a win over BJ Penn at UFC 137 would solidify Diaz's position as a consensus top 10 welterweight, and also put him back in line for a title fight.
Just a heads up, there is plenty of explicit language from King Mo in this one
"King Mo's" recently said that Strikeforce was on life support waiting for Dr. Kavorkian to pull the plug. That makes it pretty apparent he's not shy about expressing his opinion.
Lawal, a former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion, is also no slouch in the cage with an 8-1 professional record.
The former University of Central Oklahoma wrestler also has a ton of power in his hands, so couple some highlight reel knockouts with a colorful personality, and it's a wonder that Lawal has not fought in the UFC yet.
"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" has been relatively quiet leading up to his past couple fights, but it is no secret that the UFC's longest reigning light heavyweight champion is at the tail end of his career.
Nevertheless, when Ortiz was the poster boy of the UFC about a decade ago, he always produced quality interviews leading up to his fights.
Ortiz has an entire soundboard worth of quotable quotes, but any of his comments pertaining to either Dana White or Ken Shamrock when he was feuding with them embody some of his best verbal warfare.
A midst the spy gate situation leading up to his UFC 135 light heavyweight title fight with Jon Jones, "Rampage" said he could care less if "Bones" had someone watch him brush his teeth or wipe his *ss.
Nothing new against one of the sports most recognizable faces, Quinton Jackson is a guy who likes to get some verbal sparring in before he steps into the Octagon.
While Rampage came up short in his bid to wear UFC gold once again, he is still a top 5 fighter at 205 pounds and with 33 wins on his resume, their is no doubt that he has accomplished a lot in this sport.
"The Count" is probably the most well-known British MMA fighter in the world, and a big reason for that is his outspoken interviews.
Fans hoped that the verbal warfare between Michael Bisping and Chael Sonnen a few months ago would culminate in the two coaching opposite one another on season 14 of "The Ultimate Fighter."
However, issues regarding Sonnen's suspension eventually open the door for Jason "Mayhem" Miller to get the coaching spot.
Whether or not Bisping is a worthy title contender is still up for debate, he is 21-3 as a professional fighter and is on a three-fight win streak in the UFC.