It's official: Chael Sonnen has jumped the shark.
Once considered outspoken and witty, the former UFC middleweight number one contender has now become a parody of himself, regurgitating the same tired pro wrestling shtick he employed since returning to the Octagon back in 2011.
And now he's rapping.
Sonnen hijacked the microphone on multiple occasions at the UFC on Fox 2 pre-fight press conference earlier today (Jan. 26, 2012), in an attempt to hype his Saturday night fight against fellow 185-pound hopeful Michael Bisping.
The rhymin' and stealin' begins after the jump.
"You're looking at the reflection of perfection, the one that gets all your attention.
You're looking at the man with the biggest arms, the man with the greatest charm,
And the man who came to Chicago to do a lot of harm to the guy three doors down."
"Maybe I can ask a question, maybe I can ask three of Michael Bisping,
First, what are going to do when you know who?
How are you gonna deal with the man of steel?
And how will you react to Sonnen's attack?"
The good news is there's only two days left before Sonnen and Bisping hook 'em up at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. After that, things should return to normal, at least for a little while.
Anyone suddenly find themselves rooting for Michael Bisping just to keep Sonnen out of the limelight?
See the freestylin' middleweight do his thang right here.