Former light heavyweight and middleweight title contender Chael P. Sonnen may be out of action, but he is not taking any breaks from talking trash.
In a recent episode of The MMA Hour, host Ariel Helwani asked Sonnen what he thought of a potential match against GSP. Sonnen originally said he had no interest in it, but after some prodding by Helwani, seemed to warm to the idea.
“I would love to kick Georges’ ***. I’ll tell you this. This is a true story. I got a call one day and it was from Kenny Florian, and he says ‘hey, you want to work out?’ I was in LA and I said yeah, and he goes, ‘okay, well Georges is in town. Do you want to work out with Georges?’ And I said yeah. So we go to this gym.”
“We went hard. I think I could’ve gone harder, but we went hard, and I came in second. And it drove me nuts, man. It drove me nuts. But I really think I could’ve done better. It was close. It was fine. If you ask him, he might try to put me over. I’m not trying to put him over right now, I’m just telling you what happened. He won that go, but I could’ve done better with him, and it’s driven me nuts ever since. I thought, man, I could’ve gotten that guy. I could’ve done better.
“He knew he got the” best of me. So at the end of the workout, he tried to pay me a compliment. He goes, ‘thanks for not using your size; if you would’ve used your size, you really could’ve crushed me,’ which was really his way of saying, ‘hey man, I just beat you.’ And I knew what he meant, and I knew it was meant to be a nice thing. It stuck with me, man. This is a workout that was years ago and it stuck with me.”
I doubt anyone will disagree that Sonnen vs St-Pierre would easily pack an arena and launch pay-per-view sales through the roof.
But is it likely to happen? And does it make much sense considering the two are in different weight classes?
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