Renzo Gracie On Sonnen Phone Call | "I Just Asked Him To Behave With The Greatness Of A Champion." | UFC News

July 6, 2012 4:10 am by bjpenn.com staff 34 Comments

By Jamie McAllister
We previously reported that a phone call from Renzo Gracie changed the behavior of the UFC Middleweight number one contender Chael Sonnen. Since then Renzo got in contact with MMAFighting and reveals what he told Sonnen over the phone.

“I just told him that if he kept that trash talking he would be taking the greatness of the task that he had ahead of him,”

“He is fighting one of the best fighters of our generation, and people would lose the chance to know the real Sonnen, a great athlete who I saw young fighting hard back in the Japan days, building his career as a fierce fighter, a career that ended up turning him into one of the amazing people that populate our great sport.”

“I just asked him to behave with the greatness of a champion. Many fighters dream with that opportunity, to fight the best and test themselves in the toughest sport that existed. Be great, be bold, be fair, and above all, be honest. Some will love you, others will hate you, but they will know who you really are. Fight this fight in a way that will be unforgettable to those who had the privilege to watch. I won’t miss a second of this great match.”

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