The line between blasphemy and evil genius is thinner than you think. While most fighters are setting up their checkerboards, Chael Sonnen is 3-D printed chess strategies. While Bellator is still rolling out billboards and delegating ad space for his January 21st fight with Tito Ortiz, Sonnen is over here calling Fedor Emelianenko a terrible fighter.
The only two logical reactions upon hearing Chael Sonnen telling Helen Yee of Eyes On The Game that one of MMA’s GOATs is in fact not great but terrible are to say “how dare you???” or “how dare you be such a forward thinking SOB Chael P. Sonnen!!!”
When Scott Coker opens the door of his Bellator matchmaking lab sometime in the back half 2017 only to hold up a white board with the words “Fedor vs. Sonnen, catch-weight” scribbled on it, just remember this idea was really months in the making.