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UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen Believes If He Doesn't Win The Title That His Legacy Is Failure

“One night. One moment. Twelve pounds of gold‬. This will all be a colossal failure if I don’t have that one night. I haven’t had too many dark moments, but I’ll tell you, in the beginning, trying to break in [to the sport] was so hard. You train the best that you can [this was 10 years ago] and you don’t really know what that means — there’s not a lot of MMA gyms and there’s almost no MMA coaches. Then I get a call and it’s to fight a guy named Jeremy Horn. Now, Jeremy Horn is like the greatest fighter ever at this point — he’s ranked number one in the world, Anderson [Silva] is like six or seven. He’s beaten every body. And they say that you have to fight him tomorrow, and if you beat him, we’ll put you right in the UFC. I was like okay, send me a plane ticket, and before I know it, I’m flying to Iowa with no cornerman, going to fight in a Monte Cox show, which you might as well turn the lights off and run your head into the wall. So things like that happened to me. I don’t know if those are dark moments, but those are some of the things that I remember. I look at today’s athletes and sometimes I see them being prima donnas, or not wanting to do certain things, being ungrateful or complaining about their pay as they pull up in a new Ferrari and I think you guys don’t know what it’s like. This was a very risky business venture that a couple of crazy guys, who risked everything to make, and you’re not owed this industry. You should be a little more grateful.”

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61 Comments to UFC NEWS – Chael Sonnen Believes If He Doesn't Win The Title That His Legacy Is Failure

  1. Damn says:

    I thought Chael was the champ? Oh wait..

  2. GRT 3000 says:

    That shirt suits him.

  3. MMA knowitall says:

    I hope the day never comes when MMA has deteriorated to the level of boxing, with guys picking only fights that ensure an unbeaten record and crying about paydays. And god does it suck that all these dudes who made this sport without whining about this work vs. reward business are getting older and retiring. Such is life though. Chael’s antics are entertaining, and at the end of the day I think it’s more about him having fun with his career than any geniune ill will. And he definitely belongs to the group I mentioned above. Also gotta recognize Jeremy Horn as a legend in his own right. Regardless of whether he ever had the mainstream success or not, the guy’s a gladiator.

  4. Xaninho says:

    Finally there is some sense coming out of his mouth! Oh wait he’s still under the impression he might win that belt once in his life……FAIL not gonna happen!

    And now I know why DW likes him, he’s a major asskisser! Brownnosing ultimate submission victim.

  5. Robby says:

    You guys on this site can talk your shit of how Chael is disgraceful to the appetite and doesn’t deserve to be where he’s at, but you’re all wrong. The guy has def paid his dues and worked his ass off to get where he’s at. I can’t wait for UFC on Fox.

  6. noway says:

    It hasn’t happened yet and it won’t cause its not a continuouse option to pick the person who ur gonna fight and mma fighters more then often want to Take on known elite fighters, not ones they know they’ll beat.

  7. Notice the beginning of the interview.. Chael Sonnen (the Legend)! Chael is a great guy and fought for everything he has, and wasn’t given anything. I hope he gets his 12 lbs of gold! Win or lose The Chaelmonster is LEGEND bc he takes on all challengers and backs his stuff up! (Prayer) God bless Chael Sonnen, may St. Michael stand by his side and conquer over his competition and let Chael attain his goal..Amen!

  8. Anthony1994 says:

    I think the steroid thing kinda ruined his legacy……..

  9. Long-Strong says:

    lmao, Chael Sonnen speaking the truth! that’s wassup! all jokes aside, the statement about how this was a bigger risk in terms of a career that it is today is immensely truthful. makes me appreciate the fighters even more.

  10. Derek loa says:

    Sonnen step down to strikeforce to get championship!

  11. Chael Sonnen WILL be a champion of the UFC. I say he will be the first 3 division champion ever. He will capture the LHW or WW belt because Anderson WILL NOT fight him. Once he gets that he will go after the other titles and defend them a few times. When its all said and done he will be the MMA GOAT. Haters gonna hate you people better recognize Chael Sonnen is for real he is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.

  12. FunCrush says:

    He’s been submitted by Jermey Horn 3 times, Anderson beat Jeremy Horn, He was Sub’d by Forrest Griffin, we all know what Anderson did to Forrest, Chael was absolutely tooled by Demian Maia, Anderson played with Maia… Chael said he could go on a the same run that Anderson went on if he had the same opponents… well those are mutual opponents that all walked though Chael Sonnen. PRODIGY is a pole smoker…. Chael is 5-4 in the UFC… greatest of all time is barely over .500? lmao teabagging loser….

  13. Shawn says:

    It was actually refreshing to hear him talk without sounding like a douche. Makes me think he is as intelligent as he makes himself out to be. Maybe if he stopped being a d-bag, karma will be much kinder to him, and he’ll get that gold strap someday.

  14. Tranceangel says:

    WAR SONNEN !!!

  15. j mann says:

    Chael Sonnen would step in this chat room beat all our asses before we could post a response. Win or lose he worked his ass off. Slapped around silva for almost five rounds and lost. No shame in losing to the greatest fighter in the history of the sport. Took it like a man and wants to fight him again.

  16. Lex w says:

    Haters are gonna hate

  17. THE INUK says:

    Silva>>>>>>>>>>>>>Sonnen…SRY BUD!

  18. Zack says:

    Sonnen beats off to Anderson silva highlights

  19. mmaislandjunkie says:

    i guess i know what to get chael for his bday, a big colossal failure stamp.

  20. Gian says:

    I do not think he should ever get a rematch. He is weak that he thinks he needs to cheat. He roided up in MMA, he cheated in his business dealings. Go become a politician you pathetic cheat.

  21. MegaGolgo 13 says:

    Umm…I thought Chael already won the title from some Brazilian guy?! Oh..wait.. umm..I think I could be wrong. Oh yeah!! Now I remember!! Chael Sonnen is that guy who used STEROIDS and cheated and talked a lot of trash, then GOT SUBMITTED BY ANDERSON SILVA!!

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