Chuck Liddell Says He Cannot Stand How Chael Sonnen Promotes Fights
Posted by Larry Csonka on 04.21.2014
- Chuck Liddell recently spoke about the way that Chael Sonnen promotes his fights. Here are the highlights…
On How Chael Sonnen Promotes Fights : "It's like Chael Sonnen. Chael's a nice guy. I've met him and hung out with him. I like him, and he's a nice guy. I can't stand the way he promotes fights. I understand what he's doing; he wasn't the most exciting fighter, so he made himself exciting by promoting the fight really well, and he got himself a couple of title shots for it. It works, but that whole crazy WWE-type stuff, that over-the-top stuff when you're fighting a guy, doesn't make sense to me, and I don't like it. But it is what it is. Some of the fans like it, and it gets people to watch fights, that's fine."
On Mind Games Never Bothering Him: "I've kind of gotten over the persona thing; I haven't paid much attention to what he's been doing," Liddell said. "But I'm one of those guys that if you're doing something to get in my head and get me irritated, it's real hard to get me irritated. Because I know that's why you're doing it. I'm not going to give you the satisfaction of getting me irritated. I know that's what you're trying to do, so whatever, guy."
On Chael Crossing The Line: "Some of the things he said, as far as I'm concerned, are over the line," Liddell said. "Unless you're known as an actor or being a WWE guy, you can get away with some of that stuff because everybody knows it's fake."
On Chael's TUF Brazil Fight With Wanderlei SIlva: "I'm sure [Sonnen] didn't mean to start it, but I wouldn't be surprised if he crossed the line and Wanderlei took a swing at him," Liddell said. "Everyone has a line, and especially fighters."