Photo of a dejected Thiago Alves after getting choked out by Martin Kampmann at UFC on FX 2 on March 2, 2012, in Australia by Tracy Lee via Yahoo! Sports.
Dear Kettle: You're black! Signed, Pot.
Number one Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight contender Chael Sonnen put his analyst hat on for FUEL TV last night (Fri., March 2, 2012) for the UFC on FX 2: "Alves vs. Kampmann" post-fight show and his comments regarding Thiago Alves' last minute submission loss to Martin Kampmann are brilliant.
"There is nobody else more surprised that (Alves) tapped out, more than Martin Kapmann. I think Martin will tell you himself, he didn't have that choke. You have to be a real boob to get caught at the end of the fight like that."
Sonnen would know better than any what it's like to dominate a fight only to find himself trapped in a tight submission so close to the finish line. UFC 117 and Anderson Silva triangle/armbar anyone?
Had Alves held on, he would have undoubtedly earned a unanimous decision win. Instead, he tapped his way all the way to the back of the welterweight line.
A real "boob," indeed.
Then again, Sonnen bounced back by winning his next two fights and will now have his rematch against "The Spider" this coming June in Brazil. Alves will get the chance to do something similar, though a second go-round with Kampmann isn't likely to be on the horizon.
Unless of course you Maniacs want to see it bad enough. Well ... do you?