It's little things, but if you're trying to do gimmick infringement and be like some other guy...there are ways you can rip somebody's gimmick off. I haven’t got a godd–n idea what anyone of you are ranked and I don’t care. Athletes. “A lot of that stuff was practiced,” he admits. I'm about to change your life and you're about to change mine. There is no number you can put in front of anything. As though Rumble Johnson has absolutely no ranking, and is no longer than a three if they did put a number next to him. You stepped up or you chickened out.”, A post shared by Chael Sonnen (@sonnench) on Jun 22, 2019 at 8:50pm PDT. “The biggest thing I had was I was the first to do it,” he said. This did not come into effect until the UFC signed a broadcast partnership with Fox, a landmark deal at the time. Today we check in with Chael Sonnen, as the former UFC fighter remembers some of his best moments in the sport, and some of his regrets as well. “I realized that guys had talked before - Stone Cold (Steve Austin) and The Rock were there, and you can go back to Muhammad Ali or John McEnroe - so I didn't reinvent the wheel, but in our sport, I was the first.”. Whether the dollar amount that you’re willing to do it for, or the date that you’re willing to do it on, or the amount of rounds that it needs to be, or what the guy is ranked. It was a crushing defeat for Sonnen, but he was able to make light of it during the press conference for their UFC 148 rematch nearly two years later, claiming with a straight face that he didn’t know the rules, assuming that if he tapped out, he only lost the round, not the fight. Ali would invite reporters to his Deer Lake training camp and never saw a microphone or pad and pen he didn’t like. That's what promotion is. Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by dragonsfly, Oct 6, 2020. Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > dragonsfly-----Joined: Oct 3, 2015 Messages: 5,648 Likes Received: 709. “Attention is more a byproduct,” said Sonnen. You bet I am.”. “You’re ranked whatever I say you’re ranked. “I remember it, too,” said Sonnen. I will always prepare for whatever I can reasonably assume the conditions of this are. “It's always tough to get somebody to understand that this is the sport of MMA, but it's a business, and it's a business of entertainment,” he said. Acc. It’s a talking point that came out for a television show that used to be on a network that doesn’t even call the sport anymore. Date. SLpM - Speaking on his YouTube recently, he went off on the mindset that rankings matter. Significant Strikes Landed per Minute, Str. The former middleweight title challenger recall… MiddleEasy: 3601 Walnut St, Denver, CO 80205. You can watch from anywhere in the world… (link in bio), A post shared by Chael Sonnen (@sonnench) on Feb 28, 2020 at 3:54pm PST. For the vast majority of the time that Sonnen spent in the UFC, there were no official rankings from the promotion. And everyone, whether you loved or hated him, was on board for the ride. And we both understand the rules and the stakes, but we're partners, either way. Fox wanted to have UFC rankings that were voted on by members of the media, and since then fighters have been quoting their place in the rankings for reasons why they should or should not take fights. And whoever writes the rankings, do you want to know why he doesn’t write his name next to his article? Georges St. Pierre has no number next to his name. - “Your real goal is just to stand out. Today we check in with Chael Sonnen, as the former UFC fighter remembers some of his best moments in the sport, and some of his regrets as well. He's also done his most work outside the Octagon, just to use him as an example. It's a tough one because as much as that makes sense to me and I feel like I'm even rhetorically eloquent when I say it, they look at me like a deer in the headlights. Top 25 Post Fight Interviews: #25-#21 Relive the top 25 post fight interviews in UFC history. Like I was up there in a wit contest where you had to think of it on your spot freestyle or something. - Bringing out of the box thinking to the world since 1995. I never realized what a rare experience it was that is never gonna be duplicated.”. As though I haven’t proven this by Georges St. Pierre, with absolutely no ranking, could walk into a title fight and nobody complains. Listen, learn, and then follow me blindly as I show you the world as it ought to be.' In honor of Donald Cerrone's 37th birthday, let's celebrate the 10 best moments that "Cowboy" has delivered for fight, Julian Marquez recovered from a devastating injury and now just wants to entertain the world in the Octagon again, Follow Justin Gaethje's journey to becoming the UFC lightweight interim champion. When we're all doing the same sport, in similar weight classes under the unified rules, how do you stand out, how do you do things different? The answer was yes or the answer was no. They don't know what I'm saying.”. But we're partners, and we're going to do business on one night. And build one. So how does he remember 2010? Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes. And in 2010, no one made more headlines in the sport than the “Gangster from West Linn,” who came within one minute and 50 seconds of defeating Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title. Def. 3, 2020, OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 07: Referee Josh Rosenthal (C) stops the fight between Chael Sonnen (L) and Anderson Silva (R) during the UFC Middleweight Championship bout at Oracle Arena on August 7, 2010 in Oakland, California. Today's countdown: #25-#21. “You have to understand how insignificant the rankings are, and every fighter who does not like his ranking, which represents every fighter in the world who isn’t number one, will come out and tell you that rankings don’t matter when it fits their narrative,” Sonnen explained. You just have to put a number of years in between, then you can go ahead and do it.”. 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