To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship
Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory
After having been speculated for using performance enhancing supplement’s after his spirited fifth-round submission loss to champion Anderson Silva last August, Sonnen did himself no favors thereafter when he plead guilty to money laundering charges–a federal offense that can carry a sentence of over twenty years in prison and a maximum fine of $500,000.
UFC President Dana White has since frozen the brash-middleweight fighter’s contract, suspending Sonnen for the interim until he can get his head on straight before he makes his way back inside the octagon. However, that hasn’t stopped the Team Quest product from calling out several opponent’s upon his return, namely Michael Bisping.
This past Saturday, Michael competed in the co-main event of the evening at UFC 127, which took place at the Acer Arena in Sydney, Australia, opposite of then budding contender Jorge Rivera.
Emotion’s were high heading into the middleweight affair, with Rivera battling Bisping from the get-go with several YouTube video’s poking fun at the Brit. Needless to say, Michael didn’t take too kindly to the videos and it eventually carried on over to the fight. Michael finished “El Conquistador” on second-round strikes, however it wasn’t without controversy. Bisping landed a blatant illegal knee in the first-round, however Rivera continued on with the fight, though he clearly never truly returned. Eventually, “The Count” was able to catch Jorge with a strong right hook, followed him up against the cage and unleashed before the referee intervened and halted the bout.
Bisping proceeded to rant and rave, yelling in Rivera’s face after the fight’s conclusion and even spat in the corner of Jorge’s once the fight was over.
Well, Sonnen took notice, and MMAWeekly.com was able to intercept an email sent by the one-time title challenger to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva, requesting a bout with Bisping upon his return.
“If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train and mincing him through the fence like a boiled potato, should we ever have the pleasure of each other’s company for a few (VERY few) moments in the Octagon.
Oh; and I’d suggest to him being a little careful about spitting on any of MY cornermen, since any one of them can beat him up as badly as I can. Thanks ever so much.
Hope all is well.
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