"I'm here because I beat up everybody who got in my way. I beat every champion there's ever been except one and I've stuck my finger in his chest for four years and he wouldn't fight me. He fought a one-legged Canadian, a math teacher from Ohio and a bunch of guys who weren't even good enough to hold their spot in the company. His running is done, his 15 minutes of fame are up and I'm gonna bring it to an abrupt halt. Anderson Silva's hurt a lot of people. A couple of those guys are my friends -- and I don't have a lot of friends. That bothers me a lot. It's a payback thing, absolutely. Let's get rid of this guy. Anderson Silva's really the nuisance, he's truly the problem, we've all had it with him. There's one guy that wants to fight him and there's one guy with the skills to beat him."
Fighter, Realtor and now stand-up comic Chael Sonnen wants to rid the UFC of the "nuisance" known as Anderson Silva in their middleweight title fight at UFC 117 on August 7 from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Can the ex-political hopeful implement his wrestling attack and force the Brazilian to fight without ending up face first on the canvas a la Forrest Griffin? Or will "The Spider" pull another Saturday Night Fever and dance the night away?