Jul. 7, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; UFC fighter Chael Sonnen in the ring prior to his fight against Anderson Silva (not pictured) during a middleweight bout in UFC 148 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE
You just knew he was going to have an answer.
By that, I am, of course, referring to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight fighter and part-time television analyst Chael Sonnen, who was recently called out by Quinton Jackson during an interview where he had many unflattering things to say about Sonnen.
Specifically, "Rampage" commented on Sonnen's recent loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., July 7, 2012, going so far as to say that Sonnen "sucks" and should quit and leave the UFC for good.
Apparently, "The American Gangster's" ears were burning, and he had a response ready to go when asked about "Rampage's" tirade, during a recent segment on "UFC Tonight:"
Those comments after the jump.
"Rampage has one fight left in the UFC and he isn't fighting me. I give you that answer because I am sitting here wearing my fancy suit, with an ear piece on and I have been branded an analyst on the number one UFC show on TV today. But if you had asked me outside, in my kingdom and I was wearing my sponsor's shirt, I would have told him that he should stick to violating female reporters. He should stick to making box office disasters and driving the wrong way on the freeway ramped up on Mountain Dew, because he's not on my level. But, you didn't ask me outside, you asked me inside. So let's keep this professional, I don't want to get that message out there."
The Memphis native will end his rocky relationship with the world's largest fight promotion when he makes what is widely-believed to be his final appearance inside the Octagon opposite Brazilian import Glover Teixeira at the UFC 153 event from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Oct. 13, 2012.
The future for the former PRIDE superstar is a bit cloudy, as "Rampage" has teased a transition to the "sweet science" in order to put butts in boxing seats. Perhaps he can join his old pal Kimbo Slice on the pugilistic circuit?
Or should he stick around for a one-off against Sonnen?