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Chael Sonnen grills Michael Landsberg on 'Off The Record,' storms off the set 'flabbergasted' (Video)

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Landsberg was baiting Chael from the start.

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Man, those 2 sounded like 13 year old girls arguing over a boy

On a side note, did you guys read the posts underneath the video? Trolls and bashers for days

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Posted by gravy13

Landsberg was baiting Chael from the start.

I actually didn't have a problem with the question. It was all the stuff that followed that was part retarded and part entertaining. Chael just didn't like him saying he backed down.

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everyman has his breaking point
michael is lucky chael didnt slug him in the face

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I couldn't stop laughing when Landsberg asked about the art in mixed martial arts being gone then switched Chael's answer to a knock on the "Nojera" brothers!

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Landsberg is getting exactly what he wanted...exposure.

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That was fun, thanks for the post.

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Wow Chael is a dick. Why did he get so mad...and why the hell is he calling himself the champ and talking about defenses?

Sonnen just started shit for nothing constantly the entire time. Landsberg didn't do anything wrong. Obviously you are going to get asked about Anderson Silva...nut up and deal with your loss

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Posted by prozacnation1978

everyman has his breaking point
michael is lucky chael didnt slug him in the face

they would have to be in the same room to do that, let alone the same state

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Posted by prophecy033


Posted by prozacnation1978

everyman has his breaking point
michael is lucky chael didnt slug him in the face

they would have to be in the same room to do that, let alone the same state



or country. lol.

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Chael was just acting initially, up until the part where Landsberg said "all right let's start it over" after that it completely spiralled out of control. Landsberg obviously couldn't tell that Chael was "in character" at the start of the interview.

Most of those questions were pretty heavily loaded. That follow-up question about the "art" in MMA where he tried to attribute a general statement about the sport to specific fighters was pretty bad in particular, and the "he should do some situps" comment was just laughable.

The interviewer should be trying to salvage the interview if it's clear that he's hitting a nerve with the interviewee, especially if the guy isn't even being paid for the interview. Landsberg will get some attention for the interview, but Chael will be taking the majority of that attention, and what little of it Landsberg does get I think won't really help him very much because he clearly knows nothing about the sport and other fighters probably won't want to take an interview from some antagonistic no-name who can't even pronounce the name of one of the godfathers of the sport.

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For those of you unfamiliar with Michael Landsberg, this is pretty much what he does.

He tries to get his guests to say outrageous things or he says them himself in the hopes that it will bring exposure to him and his show.

He's been doing it for about 15 years now. As much as I can't stand him as a host, he's gotten some good interviews over the years

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i don't like landsberg or chael but that was good for a laugh , i love the part when sonnen pretends to fall asleep , classic!

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Posted by sunnytimes

i don't like landsberg or chael but that was good for a laugh , i love the part when sonnen pretends to fall asleep , classic!



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I'm no expert, but I have a little bit of knowledge regarding interviewing...and Landsberg pretty much broke every one of them in this piece.

I've never been a fan of Landsberg. His style is poking and trying to get under the interviewee's skin, and he gets ratings with it, but he messed up bigtime in this one.


Let's face it, HE LOST CHAEL SONNEN! Chael's the best interview in MMA right now, and the first part of the first interview was gold, but Landsberg ruined that. All he would have had to do was ask Chael a legit, relavant question and let Chael spill out golden quotes and he messed up. The second half of the interview was just doomed from the start.

That being said, funny as hell!!

"Nojerra Brudders" was classic...He was stuttering like crazy. Totally flustered.

Chael didn't do the guy favors in this interview, but the number one job of the interviewer is to own the interviewer. You have to be in charge of where it goes. And this was a huge fail on Landsberg's behalf

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