“”I don’t find it unsportsmanlike, because I don’t know why he’s doing it,” Sonnen said. “He could well be doing one of those antics to try to get his opponent to engage. But I have a hard time blaming him for that…
“I [saw] those antics against Forrest (Griffin); Forrest got baited into it and got knocked out for his efforts, so I don’t blame [Silva] for doing that stuff, and I don’t consider it unsportsmanlike because I don’t know what’s in his heart. Meaning to be a jerk, well, that’s unsportsmanlike. When he doesn’t mean to be a jerk, it’s kind of hard to pin that on him.”
[Silva] is a dirtbag anyway, whether he went out there and shook hands and was gracious or he didn’t,” Sonnen said. “Who cares? I don’t know why sportsmanship needs to be involved, anyways. It’s a fight – go do whatever you want.
“So, yes, I will do whatever I want. And when my music hits those speakers, I will make that walk and answer for my words.”
Emphasis added – if Chael Sonnen sees the point of what Anderson Silva was doing last night and you don’t, perhaps some self-evaluation is in order. More later on UFC 112 via a decrepit, obsolete medium.