OAKLAND CA - AUGUST 07: Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen trade punches during the UFC Middleweight Championship bout at Oracle Arena on August 7 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Shortly after Chael Sonnen submitted Brian Stann in the co main event of UFC 136: "Edgar vs. Maynard 3" tonight (Sat., Oct. 8, 2011) in Houston, Texas, Joe Rogan approached him for the usual post-fight interview.
And while we all know Sonnen to be an extremely outspoken antagonist, we couldn't possibly have expected him to a cut a pro wrestling style promo on Anderson Silva, his arch nemesis who was sitting cageside, challenging him to a "loser leaves town" fight.
Here's how he laid down the gauntlet:
"Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck! Super Bowl weekend will be the biggest rematch in the history of this business. I'm calling you out, but we're upping the stakes: I beat you, you leave the division. You beat me, I will leave the UFC ... forever."
Of all the men to step inside the Octagon to challenge "The Spider" for his 185-pound title, only Sonnen has even come close to taking it away from him, when he narrowly lost by submission back in Aug. 2010.
Now he's back and has earned his rematch. And just from the reaction of the audience at the Toyota Center, fight fans badly want this to happen.
Do you? Will UFC President Dana White actually go for this?