OAKLAND CA - AUGUST 06: (L-R) UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva refuses to face off with opponent Chael Sonnen at the UFC 117 weigh-in at Oracle Arena on August 6 2010 in Oakland California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Now that Chael Sonnen has passed the last barrier separating him from his rematch against Anderson Silva, even if his victory over Michael Bisping at UFC on Fox 2 was uninspired, it's time for the hype to really get underway.
That means reporters get to once again ask the middleweight champion exactly how he feels about his arch nemesis. The result is as you'd expect:
"Chael talks too much. It's not working. ... Chael needs to train. No more talking, train. Go to Brazil. Big problem. Man, I don't like to talk too much about Chael. This is bad for the UFC, this is no good for the UFC, it's bad."
Never one to allow anyone to get the last word, Sonnen responded in kind:
"When I want your advice I'll beat it out of you, Stupid. Now go back to singing to hamburgers and telling Segal he's legit."
Note "Stupid" is capitalized. It's the small things, Maniacs.
Y'all ready for another few months of this? After the jump, Silva confirms that he will indeed return in June in Brazil. He even does the entire interview in English, a rarity for the Brazilian knockout king.
Enjoy it while you can.