“I think that what you’ve just guessed is certainly a part of it. Somewhere one of the, as they like to call them “the pioneers” — which simply means the old guys — somebody started that phenomenon about “this is how we answer things, and this is about testing our skills” and all of that crap. The domino effect happened and 20 years later here we are still doing that. I don’t get it, I don’t like it.
We’re not in class. You don’t have to give the teacher the answer that you think the teacher wants to hear. We can have an open debate, we can have an open discussion. Just be yourself.
Every now and then in this industry you’re going to run into a Shane Carwin, that just turns out he’s a really nice person. But, those guys are few and far between, man.
These guys are fist fighting in a steel cage for a paycheck and the applause of a drunken audience. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not.
And don’t bring up God. As a devout Catholic I’m tremendously offended when somebody acts as though God is playing a hand in a fistfight on Saturday night. Newsflash people: God has better things to do.”
– Chael Sonnen keeping it real in this interview with MMAMAnia.