"I would ask for an easy fight," Sonnen said tongue-in-cheek. "Or I'd ask for somebody that's just not very good. I always hear these guys saying that they want the hardest fights possible. Well I don't. I'm a fan of easy fights. That's why I called Anderson (Silva) out. Because he sucks."
Sonnen, a middleweight, has called out heavyweights before, this time he opted for former Pride champion Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic.
"I guess I could go up to heavyweight," Sonnen said. "Whose this other bum that their letting back in with the checkered shorts? Cro Cop? That be a nice night off. You know, there are so many guys out there that say the want the toughest guys and I think, "Really?" What I want is the biggest name, with the most atrocious record, in the hugest venue, for the most money. That's who I would like to fight. And there's plenty of those guys out there."
One of those guys, according to Sonnen, was Wanderlei Silva, but that was before his loss to Chris Leben this past Saturday at UFC 132. The two seemed to be on a collision course before Silva's devastating first-round knockout loss to Leben, but following the fight Sonnen is no longer interested in tangling with the Brazilian legend. Though he did shed some light on the trash talk that went back and forth between the two in recent months.
"There was a couple of things going on there," Sonnen explained. "Wanderlei tells me that he's going to send me to the dentist. And I'm thinking, 'The receptionist generally sets those appointments, but if you know the phone number to my local dentist, I guess you could.' Then I'm thinking, 'Is he threatening me? I'm an American gangster, you are an immigrant from Brazil. Are you sure you want to go down this road with me? That's a threat?'
"Hey Wanderlei, let me give you a threat. I will cut the power to your house and do a home invasion. You will hear me climbing up the stairs in a pair of night vision goggles I bought in the back of 'Solder of Fortune' magazine. The next thing you'll hear is me picking the lock of your bedroom door and taking a photograph of you in bed with the Nogueira brothers working on your jiu-jitsu. I will post said photograph at www.DorksFromBrazil.com with password: not required, user name: not required.
Sonnen went on to clarify his thoughts on Silva and the rest of the Brazilian's fighting in the UFC and living in America.
"It's funny when Wanderlei says he's got to defend Brazil," Sonnen said. "Wanderlei's not popular in Brazil. Wanderlei, you are from Brazil stupid, you left it. You pay taxes in America. You started a business in America. You send your kids to an American school. You employ Americans. You were made a millionaire by an American company.
"If you love Brazil so much, why'd you leave it. It's because he doesn't and the Brazilian people know that. So this big gimmick that all these guys like Anderson (Silva) and all these guys that talk Portuguese and pretend they're from there, what they like to do is act like, 'Oh, we're not Americanized, we haven't even learned English.' But then they run they're businesses in complete English as they're taking your dollar and your mastercard. But on video they act like they haven't taken...