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Friday, 10/19/2012, 11:57 am

Sonnen Says “The Ultimate Fighter” Is Tougher Than The Olympics | UFC NEWS

“The show is coming up, it’s on FX and it’s coming to a living room near you. I would also like to mention to the media, and I really hope they report this, this show is the single biggest and toughest tournament that we have in this sport. This isn’t a four-man tournament that gets spread over the course of a year. This is a 32-man tournament that will take place over five and a half weeks and to be aired over 10 of the most successful ratings FX has ever seen. This is a tournament that is tougher than the Olympic games, it’s tougher than the NFL playoffs, it’s tougher than any tournament in sports and that storyline constantly gets missed. This is no more reality TV than the NFL playoffs or the Olympics were. It’s real and it’s on TV. The bottom line is, this is a tournament. This is a tournament so tough that great fighters like Josh Koscheck, Gray Maynard, Stephan Bonnar and Chris Leben couldn’t even win it. It’s so tough, that world champions Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans came through it. I happen to know the talent that has been selected for this show, this will put all of those seasons to shame and there is a world champion, if not more than one, that’s in these young men. Write this down, the toughest tournament in mixed martial arts is coming to FX.”

During Wednesday’s UFC tele-conference to promote season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter” the Chael Sonnen hype machine turned it’s attention to the UFC’s reality series by proclaiming it the toughest tournament/athletic competition in the world.

Check out the full audio from the call below.


16 Responses to “Sonnen Says “The Ultimate Fighter” Is Tougher Than The Olympics | UFC NEWS”

  1. Bobby says:

    Sonnen is a Promotion Machine. I think this could be very interesting.

  2. obama says:

    you’re trippin bitch. sonnen will get smashed.

    • T.DADDY says:

      Ill make you my bitch like Sonnen will make Bones his bitch

      • Biden says:

        Sonnen has never made one person his bitch in his life. The guy has pillow hands. Bones has hellbows.

        • JohnnyB says:

          Biden – Do the names Stann, Marquardt, Okami, and Filho ring any bells?

        • Biden says:

          Stann is all striking, no real defense for takedowns and groundwork but Sonnen did beat him, but make him his bitch…I don’t know if Stann has ever been somebody’s bitch. After the Marquardt fight IIRC that was the fight where Sonnen looked like he had been a victim in a horror movie after the fight despite the win. Filho submitted Sonnen and Sonnen payed him back with a decision where Filho fought like he was drunk…eh. Okami has never impressed me on the ground but I haven’t seen that fight TBH

        • JustAFan says:

          Youre an idiot. Sonnen did make Stann his bitch. He made dude tap, wtf else does he have to do? Your poor excuses for all the fighters you named is proof youre an idiot.

      • Clinton says:

        Just like he did to Silva right? Oh wait….

  3. JMad says:

    I think this will actually work. Now that Tuf is moved to tuesdays and we got Chael already trying to hype this up, plus his cameo on Always Sunny. UFC is desperate but I think the ratings will be a lot better this season.

  4. Sugar Ponybear says:

    Chael Sonnen didn’t actually appear in Always Sunny, he was just in the promo. It’s funny how all the fighters he named off were from the first few seasons of the show. I highly doubt this one will produce a half-decent fighter. Sonnen/Jones will be interesting coaches though. Still doubt I’ll tune in though.

  5. Broman says:

    This should be one of the best TUF seasons if Chael just keeps being Chael.

  6. Finn says:

    Jon Jones is black

  7. Josiah says:

    chael should replace goldie…..

  8. jerso says:

    idk i mean bader deserves credit he has talent compared to guys like brookins,then theres big country,nam phan,john dodson,but still i think bader has to be on the list his only loses are to bones and 2 former champs

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