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Tuesday, 04/10/2012, 05:08 pm

Are Chael Sonnen's Antics Growing Old?


By Jose Garcia:
I’ll be the first to admit; the first time I heard a Chael Sonnen interview I was like who the hell is this guy? And, where can I find another fireball interview from him at? I thought he was hilarious, I almost felt nostalgic. Like I was watching Mean Gene Okerlund grill my boy” Macho Man” Randy Savage. He was witty, quick on his feet, and somewhat believable. Sure he was a little over the top and stout with his comments but what self promoting republican candidate isn’t these days. He seemed honest and like a stand up guy we could all follow and grow fond of.

As we all know, if something looks and seems too good to be true, it usually is. Trust me, I’m not going on record and saying I will never order another Chael Sonnen fight but where do you draw the line. From money laundering, fraud cases, to his countless twitter wars. Not to mention his total disrespect for another country and his flamboyant excuse for a failed PED test, following his loss to Anderson Silva. Sonnen has grown tiresome and almost prescripted. No pun intended. Sure he is a damn good fighter who boasts an obstacle for anyone he steps in the ring with, but that is my exact point. Just fight, I know that this is all a part of his act but quite frankly, I’m bored with it. Yes, he practically catapulted himself into UFC super-stardom with it, but in some sense he has almost become vilified, hated.

As most of you know, one of his most recent outburst was directed at Alistar Overeem, commenting on his failed PED test. If I do recall following Chael’s first fight against Anderson Silva he tested at a 16:1 ratio on his testosterone levels, but claims he had a prescription to treat hypogonadism. Either way he failed, and this was his best opportunity to use the line we writers so vehemently despise, “no comment.”

He almost reminds me of a poorly written sequel to an originally hilarious movie i.e. Dumb and Dumber-er. You laugh at some parts because it’s so stupid but it will never be as good as the original. Everything from him now a day’s feels scripted and almost rehearsed. I don’t hate him per say but I’m sick of the “look at me” speeches and the constant garbage. Whatever it is he is doing I guess you can say it is working. I’m writing about him and he has a rematch for the belt against Anderson in June, his second in just two years. Let’s just say I hope he leaves Brazil alive, and I’m not talking about walking away from the octagon.

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