Sonnen has perfected the art of trash talking, and he got in the first verbal jab before a July 7 rematch with Silva.
The Chael Sonnen who taunted Anderson Silva for the better part of two years has left the building, at least for the time being.
All the talk came to an end on Saturday night as Anderson Silva emphatically silenced Chael Sonnen one final time with a 2nd round TKO to retain the UFC middleweight title.
Anderson Silva backed up his words after being dominated in the opening round, winning by KO in the second after a flurry of knees and punches.
Anderson Silva took all of Chael Sonnen’s pre-fight bluster and blew it up in his face.
The heat between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen boiled over at Friday's weigh-ins in Las Vegas. Silva momentarily lost his cool and launched a shoulder punch.
Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will soon have no one to separate fist from face.
Chael Sonnen is in the midst of a firestorm of controversy surrounding his UFC 148 showdown with Anderson Silva, much of it of his own creation.
Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva follow up their epic first fight this Saturday at UFC 148. Kevin Iole joined Dan Wetzel's podcast to preview the big bout.