Chael Sonnen is widely regarded as the best trash talker in fight sports since Muhammad Ali.
"Seriously," said UFC president Dana White. "Everybody's going to go crazy over this, but I've never seen anyone who can talk like this guy can since Muhammad Ali. Seriously. Since Muhammad Ali, the stuff that just comes right off the top of his head, and is hilarious. And you don't know what's real and what's not real."
Media has expanded since Ali's time, most notably to social networks. And Chael has taken upcoming opponent Wanderlei Silva to task, via Twitter, as only a gangster from Oregon can.
It began with Chael tweeting an image of him doing... something to Wand's vehicle.
And then he decided to upset the Brazilian.
chael sonnen @sonnench
•Apologize to me or quit.
•My Pet Idiot posted this earlier
He got no RETWEETS so let's help. Keep him relevant until I can retire him in July.
•I have taken control of both teams. Wanderlei is my assistant. Everything will be fine.
•It's entertainment "($)". If it was just about pride and honor I would have beaten you up in that van and thrown you into oncoming traffic.
•I saw my Pet Idiot a minute ago. I said, WEIRD, EVERYBODY HERE WON THEIR FIGHT TO GET IN, EXCEPT YOU..
•PET IDIOT MISSING! ANSWERS TO THE NAME "STUPID." REWARD FOR CAPTURE AND RETURN. RECENT PHOTO ENCLOSED.
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