With everyone focused on UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor and Floyd “Money” Mayweather, many people are forgetting who may be the greatest trash talker in MMA history.
Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is a pioneer when it comes to trash talking in the UFC. Sonnen’s insults towards former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva turned Sonnen from just another contender to one of the biggest names in the sport.
Sonnen has recently rejuvenated his MMA career inside the Bellator cage.
Last month, Sonnen earned a decision win over his longtime rival Wanderlei Silva in the main event of Bellator: NYC.
Prior to the fight, Sonnen may have had one of the best insults in the history of MMA.
“Wanderlei Silva is the only fighter with Cauliflower Face,” Sonnen said on Twitter.
Sonnen’s trash talking played a huge role in changing the way many fighters represent themselves in the UFC. Sonnen proved that being good on a microphone is sometimes better at selling a fight than being dominant in the cage.
Wanderlei Silva is the only fighter with Cauliflower Face
— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) June 22, 2017