Chael Sonnen's MMA legacy will be a 'colossal failure' without championship gold (Video)

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Budgellism
1/9/12 11:36:50PM
"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."

- Chael Sonnen

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Budgellism
1/9/12 11:42:16PM
Pretty good interview with Chael there. It's nice to see him out of the character he's created for himself sometimes.
Chael_Sonnen
1/9/12 11:48:08PM
Chael P. was the “last” WEC middleweight champion and will be the next UFC middleweight champion.
grappler0000
1/10/12 12:06:48AM
More of an infomercial, but a good interview nonetheless.
DeadHead988
1/10/12 1:57:41AM

Posted by Chael_Sonnen

Chael P. was the “last” WEC middleweight champion and will be the next UFC middleweight champion.



I thought he was already the middleweight champion?
hotrodttt
1/10/12 6:32:34AM
Honestly man, Chael has got to be one of my favs
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