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.”

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