Chael Sonnen speaking to Michael Landsberg is one of my favorite spectacles in the world of MMA. It makes me wish I were Canadian and TSN was part of my overpriced cable package for the 2-3 times a year the epic interviews take place. A few weeks ago, Chael Sonnen reappeared as a guest on ‘Off the Record’ and more television magic was made, but out technical support guys had no idea how to embed the video onto MiddleEasy, so we never posted it. It bothered me a lot. I think I kicked the side of my desk and hurt my toe when I realized I wrote the article for nothing.
Long after the bad guy from West Linn, Oregon retires, you’ll relive these videos and have a laugh at a Canadian journalist’s (other than Ariel Helwani) expense. You’ll probably also miss Chael Sonnen for his ability to convince you he’s the greatest fighter in the world even immediately after he loses a title fight. The truth is, Chael Sonnen doesn’t really lose fights. Every time you watch him do anything, he wins all the way to the bank – Just like Charlie Sheen. It’s why he remains undefeated and undisputed, at least in the realm of any activity that involves a microphone and/or video camera. It’s also why people immortalize his interviews in cartoon form.