If trash talking sells UFC fights then Chael Sonnen just talked Chael Sonnen vs. Anderson Silva UFC 117 into a blockbuster. Chael Sonnen recently did a UFC Fan Q & A session and unloaded on Anderson Silva. Watch this Chael Sonnen video and decide for yourself whether he is a brilliant marketer or a fighter with a death wish.
It is a really interesting tact here that Chael Sonnen is taking. Is he more interested in winning the fight or selling UFC 117 buys? Chael Sonnen is an extremely intelligent man. My gut instinct tells me that Sonnen sees this as his one big opportunity to cash in. It doesn’t take genius to look at the biggest grossing fights in UFC history and note the common denominator. Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz, Tito Ortiz vs. Chuck Liddell, Rampage Jackson vs. Rashad Evans, and the record hold Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir II all broke the bank as a result of some great trash talking between fighters leading up to the fight.
I like Chael Sonnen but on paper he looks outmatched big time against Anderson Silva. I was probably going to skip UFC 117 after dropping $50 for that last Anderson Silva charade. That’s changed thanks to Chael Sonnen. Mismatch or not, I cannot wait to see how Anderson Silva answers Chael Sonnen at UFC 117. If this video is a prelude to the UFC 117 Countdown show, UFC 117 could eclipse previous records and break the bank!
Can Anderson Silva speak perfect English or not? You be the judge.
Thanks to F4wonline.com for the tip!
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