Sonnen trashes in

JOSE RODRIGUEZ, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

So far, he's been awfully reserved. The UFC's greatest mouthpiece -- fresh off suspension for steroids and a criminal conviction for a shady real estate deal -- has the nastiest verbage on the planet when it comes to cutting down other fighters.

Chael Sonnen is especially hard on Brazilian scrappers.

But earlier this week, the rumoured fight with lightheavyweight Lyoto Machida was scrapped and Sonnen will now face former U.S. marine and Iraq war vet Brian Stann in October at UFC 138.

His only comment thus far: "I ask Brazil for a fight, and Machida answers. I ask for a REAL fight, and a marine steps up. I see you hiding, Lyoto, and I won't forget this."

Given Sonnen's past comments about his patriotism, the ultimate trash talker may be in tough to carve Stann. Here's hoping that doesn't stop him -- his thoughts are too hilarious to go without.

Here are some recent quotes and tweets from the Oregon wrestler:

* On Brazil: "Greetings from Sao Paulo! I'm learning the language: breakdancing in the Special Olympics is called capoiera and cocaine is called brunch."

* On Machida's vow to never fight teammate Anderson Silva: "Machida is a gentleman. MMA is very cutthroat, and it's sweet that Lyoto promised to never fight his girlfriend Anderson. That's devotion."

* On his thoughts about Brazilian fighters: "I'd beat up Machida on the way to the ring to beat up Anderson, and I'll kick (Antonio Rodrigo) Nogeria's ass in the parking lot on the way to my after party."

* On Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva: "Axe Murderer, my ass. I'm more intimidated by Axe Body Spray. You beat 22 men in a row over in Japan, and can't beat two straight in the U.S. ... Big difference when the ref's not wearing an earpiece. Wand wins 22 fights in Japan! In related news, Hulk Hogan pins the Iron Sheik."

* On Anderson Silva's Octagon ethics: "He comes into the cage and bows. He doesn't come from a bowing culture. In Brazil, if you bow, they club you over the head."

* On Georges St. Pierre's musings about moving up to middleweight : "GSP, bring your $3,000 suit, bring your $3 date and get the 3-cent tan beat off your socialist back."

* On Michael Bisping -- in a letter to UFC matchmaker Joe Silva: "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."

* On Brock Lesnar: "That guy comes around here talking about he's the baddest guy in the UFC? Hey Brock, quit eating so many raw eggs and doing pushups, because it's affecting your realm on reality. Are you kidding me?"

* On watching the Anderson Silva/Demian Maia UFC 112 tilt: "I was grateful. I ran out of Nyquil. I watched that fight, I went fast asleep I didn't even have to sit through all 25 minutes of it."


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