Sonnen: Renzo set me straight

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Maldini2706 site profile image  

7/6/12 2:19 PM by Maldini2706

Renzo is the coolest man in MMA

PTM2020 site profile image  

7/6/12 2:04 PM by PTM2020

 Renzo Gracie

Master Bater site profile image  

7/6/12 1:51 PM by Master Bater

Renzo Gracie ~"I just told him that if he kept that trash talking he would be taking the greatness of the task that he had ahead of him," Gracie said. "He is fighting one of the best fighters of our generation, and people would lose the chance to know the real Sonnen, a great athlete who I saw young fighting hard back in the Japan days, building his career as a fierce fighter, a career that ended up turning him into one of the amazing people that populate our great sport."I just asked him to behave with the greatness of a champion. Many fighters dream with that opportunity, to fight the best and test themselves in the toughest sport that existed. Be great, be bold, be fair, and above all, be honest. Some will love you, others will hate you, but they will know who you really are. Fight this fight in a way that will be unforgettable to those who had the privilege to watch. I won't miss a second of this great match."

jbc site profile image  

7/6/12 11:42 AM by jbc

As a professional fighter, Chael's job is to sell tickets and win fights. If he does that, he makes more money.If he generates controversy, then he motivates people to buy tickets to watch him lose (as well as win). Seems he's doing a pretty good job.If he focused instead on gaining the respect of the underground, and as a consequence generated less controversy and sold less tickets... he'd make less money.

Stone Free site profile image  

7/6/12 11:06 AM by Stone Free

 I agree with him that getting a call from a Gracie is like getting a call from Randy Couture, you don't talk you listen, because they are MMA royalty.

Stephen Holder site profile image  

7/6/12 10:52 AM by Stephen Holder

I think the ug blog post on here with the Vinny Magahales (sp) interview is the most telling in regards to Chael's "schitk." After insisting that Chael is one of the nicest fighters he has ever met he goes on to recall Chael saying "I've got to do at least 800k buys for this fight." Some people are just very goal oriented. Chael's goal is to be champion and make a ton of money in the process. Tyson understands his position which is why he can just shrug off his comments.

random_muppett site profile image  

7/6/12 10:40 AM by random_muppett

Later

Ironhouse site profile image  

7/6/12 10:30 AM by Ironhouse

He established his name, now it's time to see more of this and get himself some respect.