"Failure is always an option. Failure is the most readily available option at all times, but it’s a choice. You can choose to fail or you can choose to succeed."
— Chael Sonnen, UFC Light Heavyweight

"Failure is always an option. Failure is the most readily available option at all times, but it’s a choice. You can choose to fail or you can choose to succeed."

Chael Sonnen, UFC Light Heavyweight

Just to recap: Injury to Dan Henderson forces him out of UFC 151. UFC offers Chael Sonnen a chance to challenge for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title against Jon Jones with 8 days notice. Sonnen accepts. UFC tells Jones, and he refuses to fight Sonnen. UFC cancels the whole UFC 151 card. Jones is rescheduled to fight Lyoto Machida at UFC 152.

"Just do nothing."
— Chael Sonnen

Just to recap: Injury to Dan Henderson forces him out of UFC 151. UFC offers Chael Sonnen a chance to challenge for the UFC Light Heavyweight Title against Jon Jones with 8 days notice. Sonnen accepts. UFC tells Jones, and he refuses to fight Sonnen. UFC cancels the whole UFC 151 card. Jones is rescheduled to fight Lyoto Machida at UFC 152.

"Just do nothing."

— Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen Post-Fight Interview on UFC on Fox 2

I don’t know about you, but I love this stuff. As a former pro wrestling fan, this is the kind of stuff that makes things interesting. I don’t think all the fighters have the same talent on the mic as Chael Sonnen, but you have got to admit — people want to watch him talk, whether you like him or not. He has personality. He has charisma. And more importantly, he has the skills to back it up. What more do you want?

Full Transcript:

Joe Rogan: Alright, I’m here with the winner, Chael Sonnen. First of all Chael, congratulations — a very tough fight. Michael Bisping showed he some great takedown defense. Did he surprise you at all in this fight?

Chael Sonnen: Joe Rogan, tonight is not for questions for me — this is your night brother! I want to know how you feel being inches away from greatness! I want you to tell everybody how it feels.

Are you not mesmerized? Do you not have chills going up your spine for the first time on Fox for you to be here?

In Chael’s octagon. On Chael’s channel. Holding Chael’s microphone. Interviewing Chael.

Joe Rogan: I’m pretty excited.

Chael Sonnen: While you’re thinking about that. Remember this. When you’re the greatest fighter in the world today, they got a name for yah.

They don’t call you a great fighter, they call you Chael Sonnen.

BEAT ME, IF YOU CAN!

Joe Rogan: Chael Sonnen ladies and gentleman!

Mike Goldberg: I think Joe, he just said it all. He is certainly entertaining and he will have his rematch against Anderson Silva.

QUESTION: What did you think of Chael Sonnen’s WWF-style promos?

5 Great Photos from Sonnen vs. Bisping (UFC on Fox 2)

In a controversial end to a fought well fight, Chael Sonnen takes the victory in a split decision against Michael Bisping. Sonnen claims he was rocked in the first round against Bisping, and never really recovered. With that said, he was able to pull it out winning the first and third round according to two judges.

Bisping came out of the first with a moral win where many doubted him. He was able to bring it against the best, and many folks thought he won the fight, but the ones you need to convince are the judges. That’s why Sonnen is heading to Brazil this summer to rematch his nemesis Anderson Silva.

(Photos via Esther Lin/MMA Fighting)