Chael Sonnen inspired me to Google Earth West Linn, Oregon today, and I accomplished absolutely nothing by doing so. One day, I intend on driving cross country in a 1983 Cadillac Eldorado and stop in Portland to try a Maple Bacon Bar at VooDoo Doughnut. At no point on that expedition will I find myself curious to see where Chael Sonnen is from. Even if I found myself in a position where I blow a head-gasket, and all the spare parts I need are in West Linn, I would probably just sell the car for scrap metal and finish my trip to the West Coast by scooter.
I would, however, be curious to see Chael Sonnen in a rematch with Anderson Silva – just like every other humanoid on this side of the planet. You might even be able to stretch that demographic to multiple time-zones on the opposite end of the planet; places where they’ve never heard of Voodoo Doughnut, voodoo, or even doughnuts. While we eagerly wait for UFC to make it official, Ed Soares doesn’t share the same enthusiasm about Chael’s UFC 136 post-fight speech or any hope of Anderson competing in a “Loser-leave-town” match. Here’s what he had to say about the gangster from Oregon in a recent interview:
“First the guy gets in trouble for fraud, then he tests positive for steroids, and now he wants to kick in someone’s door and slap their wife in the ass? This guy should be in jail; he shouldn’t be fighting. Chael is not the person that’s going to determine when [Silva] is going to take the fight. When he’s going to take this fight is when his shoulder is completely healed up, and he’s ready to start his training camp for the fight. It’s not because Chael says he wants to fight in February. Who is Chael to determine that? Chael needs to take a number and wait his turn,” Soares told MMAJunkie today. “He got his opportunity, and he tapped. It’s not the first time he’s tapped, and I guarantee you it won’t be the last.”
While Sonnen fans will be quick to accuse Anderson Silva’s manager of being a hater, they can get giddy knowing this will all but guarantee months of verbal warfare from Oregon’s toughest republican until the rematch contract is signed. You can dislike Chael, but you can’t deny his #1 contender status for the middleweight title. You also can’t deny you want a tall glass of milk and a Maple Bacon Bar from VooDoo Doughnut. [Source]