British bad boy Michael Bisping will take on Sonnen on January 28 in a card that will be televised live on FOX. The only downside to this matchup is that we only get 11 days of trash talk.
Sonnen is the only fighter who has been able to give Anderson Silva a decent fight in years, and is a heavy favorite against Bisping, who has been more of a gate-keeper than anything else. Bisping's notable moments include some highs, like winning The Ultimate Fighter: USA vs UK, and some lows, like getting knocked out cold by Dan Henderson.
Neither fighter is particularly well-liked, but both love to talk a big game. Bisping already started the trash talk on Twitter, and in some interviews.
I think Bisping is dreadfully wrong, and I'd be shocked if Sonnen doesn't win convincingly. Even if Bisping somehow manages to win, it will only be an unfortunate path to certain destruction against Anderson Silva.
Either way, the fans win this one. Mark Munoz is an outstanding fighter and certainly deserves another chance to fight for a title shot when he gets healthy, but this is what the fans want to see.