Chael Sonnen is lowkey trash.
I don't think there's been somebody so great at talking, hyping up an event where it's talked about on different media outlets who don't even cover the UFC and they end up falling on their face when it's time to show up. Remember when Nick Diaz was talking about selling wolf tickets during the lead up to his fight with GSP? Chael is a box office winner of selling wolf tickets. Chael isn't that good, he's a tad bit better than average. Yeah, he dominated Anderson Silva in their first fight. Get over it, that happened three years ago. Who won that fight again, oh yeah Silva. The only footage they used for the commercial leading up to this fight was from that fight. He hyped up that rematch with Silva after stepping over the lackluster opponents in that forever weak middleweight division and after attempted a pathetic spinning back fist, Silva ate his food.
I think people get easily blinded by someone's lack of achievements if they're good at the superficial things. Chael, Tim Tebow, Cassie. Chael is great at talking, Tebow has passion and Cassie is attractive. The blinding truth? Chael can't defend when caught in a submission (8 of his 12 losses are by submission). Tebow can't fundamentally be a starting quarterback. Cassie can't sing.
Do people try and bring said persons unimpressive resume because someone chooses to focus on the blinding facts? All the time. Skip Bayless has 100 reason why Tebow should be a starting quarterback for the fact that he has a winning record, completely ignoring his actually stats for these games. Cassie has one album and that's her debut back in 2006, she shaved half her head, which started a trend from the popular to the those craving for attention and started boning Diddy. She's appeared on red carpets, hosted events and appeared in ads but no music. Chael is probably the best trash talker in UFC history, he knows how to bring in the audiences for PPV buys. But Chael's caught so many L's. I haven't seen someone talk their way into so many main event ass whoopings. There's someone that's gonna bring up the "he was gonna save UFC 151 until Jones backdown like a bitch." I've already gone through this before in the past, so I don't really want to touch upon it but it was everyone's fault.
Chael has talked so much. So so so much. A lot of it racist. Let's not forget his comments on Brazilians when Silva-Sonnen II happened which caused the UFC to move the location, which originally was in Brazil. Did you miss when he was on SportsCenter this week and asked the black female interviewer if he could touch her hair? Yeah, that's kinda racist. He didn't have much to say about his white opponents like Brian Stann or Michael Bisping but thought he knew everything about Brazil based on his facts, from the internet. I like trash talk as much as the next guy but talking your way into two title fights back to back? Nah, b. Nah!
I don't understand how people love to bring up the mistakes of someone
successful but cater to the frauds while ignoring their veil of lackluster
achievements. Chael's a fraud, belee dat. There's fibs and there's frauds, a fib is a lie that makes you like the story better. When Jon Jones says: "Witness a man’s dream of becoming a champion be demolished." I believe him. He's beaten four former champions in a very impressive fashion at the young age of 25 and he's the current champion. A fraud is a story that's inauthentic based on little or nothing. Chael's beaten no one worth mentioning, yes he sure knows how to make interviews with Dan Le Betard and Michael Landsberg fun to watch but when you fail to back up this trash talk, I feel jilted. And when I find out you had "high levels of testosterone" after your title fight, I feel duped. And when I found out you plead guilty to money laundering, stealing money from people, I get angry.
So not only do I not care for you as a fighter, I don't care much for you as a person. A person who says race-baits to get people to tune into a fight, a felon and a cheat. You expect me to draw the currents on your lack of achivements to be entertained by your vocabulary, high intensity to bring in audiences and magnifying trash talk to watch you fail? Nah b. Nah!
(He was a pretty good coach on TUF, I'll admit that)