Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Chael Sonnen made a name for himself back in 2010 with his creative and colourful trash talk heading into his UFC 117 title fight against Anderson Silva. Whilst at the time many did not consider him a legitimate threat to Silva, that opinion was quickly changed when Sonnen dominated the middleweight kingpin for four rounds before succumbing to a triangle choke late in the final round. Although Sonnen would not leave as champion, his losing effort to the champ coupled with his unique blend of trash-talk made him a legitimate star in the UFC. Now nearly three years later, that fact is clearer than ever as Sonnen prepares to meet light-heavyweight champ Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 159 in New Jersey. “I have a hard time responding when Jon says he is just going to decide to fight me,” Sonnen stated on the UFC pre-fight interview, “No you don’t have to. You are the alleged champion, you are going to put the belt up against whoever you are asked to and if you don’t, then you can le...
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