Lindland Says Sonnen's Trash Talk Comes From Pro Wrestling Fandom


Were you getting the impression Chael Sonnen was starting to sound like the star of mid 90's pro wrestling during the lead up to UFC 117? Well, there's a reason for that if you did. According to Sonnen's training partner Matt Lindland, Sonnen has been a pro wrestling fan for life:

“First of all, Chael's always been a big pro wrestling fan. First and foremost. So we studied that sport and the entertainment side of the business for a long time. And I have to give Chael all the credit for going out there and doing it. Obviously he's a very intelligent man to be able to pull that off. To get people to believe it and buy into it, to actually believe it so much that they did it with their wallet. They opened up their wallets and said 'I believe in this so much I'm going to go ahead and put my money down to see you prove it.' That says a lot. It shows what kind of salesman he is.”



George Foreman

Boxing Legend George Foreman Claims Mayweather Made McGregor Famous

George Foreman is one of the biggest names in boxing history, and as such, knows a thing or two about fame and being on the...

Luis Henrique vs Marcin Tybura Rescheduled for UFC 209

A heavyweight bout initially planned for UFC 208 between Henrique and Tybura has been added to March's UFC 209 Brazil's Henrique squares off against Poland’s...
Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz Offered to Fight Fedor Emelianenko at Last Minute at Bellator 172

Ortiz had reached out to Scott Coker to offer his services to "the company" following Matt Mitrione's pull-out prior to the main event on...

Bellator 172: Post Fight Press Conference Featuring Fedor Emelianenko

Scott Coker opened the press conference with a statement addressing the cancelled fight between Fedor and Matt Mitrione, and stated that the promotion is...
Fedor Emelianenko

Matt Mitrione Tweets Reason For Cancelled Fedor Emelianenko Bout

Mitrione and Emelianenko were scheduled to square off at Bellator 172's main event on Saturday night before the fight was cancelled at the 11th...