The sport of MMA’s most infamous heel told the world exactly what he would have done had he managed to accomplish what Demetrious Johnson did last Saturday.
Chael Sonnen hasn’t fought under the bright lights of the UFC for some time now but still, despite an ongoing run in Bellator to keep him busy and Submission Underground events aplenty, his famously loud mouth has kept him at the very forefront of all things MMA without fail in recent times.
His podcast, You’re Welcome with Chael Sonnen, gives the ‘American Gangster’ a platform for him to comment on virtually anything within the game that catches his attention and has proven to be quite popular within MMA circles, making Chael a constant presence in the media’s headlines.
The thing about Sonnen that splits people down the middle is that he just always seems to have an alternative opinion. It’s an undeniable skill, in fact, the manner in which he is able to so often come forth with a pretty outlandish opinion or viewpoint on most topics and though many people cannot stand him, his relevance in the world of MMA is a testament to his abilities on the mic.
So when the UFC’s flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson managed to set a new record for consecutive title-defenses at last weekend’s UFC 216, Chael – with Johnson’s poor pay-per-view numbers in mind – gave a pretty hilarious insight into what exactly he would have done if he found himself in a position like that, with his popularity waning.
Watch Chael’s full take on ‘Mighty Mouse’ below and admit to yourself that he has hit the nail bang on the head with this one.
Johnson, of course, submitted his opponent Ray Borg with one of the most – if not the most – spectacular submissions we have ever seen inside the octagon but after a finish like that, leaving the octagon with a statement similar to the one that Sonnen proposed may well have been a more adequate fit, given the sheer ridiculousness of the way he finished the fight.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena