Watching Chael Sonnen at press conferences was like watching Picasso paint. His resurgence from being an ignored middleweight to one of the biggest selling stars in the UFC is a lesson to all young fighters on how to build yourself up. Every single time a mic was put in front of him, he used it to his advantage and raised his stock. His promos during the first fight against Anderson Silva are still considered one of the best one-man build-ups in the history of sports entertainment.
While he never won a world title in his career, Sonnen still managed to be the biggest selling star alongside the likes of Anderson Silva, GSP, and Jon Jones. It would be fair to say Sonnen understood the fight business better than anybody. Dana White had similar things to say about Sonnen to MMA on SiriusXM -
“I like Chael a lot, I have a very good relationship with Chael, I like the fact that [the UFC] is the hardest place in the world to stay and make a living. It’s a very hard place. … You have to be one of the best in the world to stick around here. And when guys can’t stick around here anymore, and they go somewhere else and get paid and make money; I love it. Good for them."
“I don’t think Chael was necessarily a bad guy, I think Chael was very good — before Conor McGregor — Chael was the best guy out there to push buttons and not only piss off other fighters, but piss off fans and stuff like that. He was very calculated and very smart in the way he conducted himself in this business.”
Below we’ll cover some details about Chael Sonnen’s wife, Brittany Sonnen -
Who is Chael Sonnen's wife, Brittany Sonnen?
Chael Sonnen is married to Brittany Sonnen. The trick Chael used to meet her is highly unrecommended and only a gangster from the mean streets of West Linn, Oregon can pull it off.
Chael explains that he was at a fight in Portland where he met Brittany. After making some light conversation with him, she “ran away”. However, he stuck to his guns and followed her through a huge crowd for another shot. When he finally met her, Chael told her that his phone went dead and asked to borrow her phone.
Obviously, he called himself to get her number. Brittany later explains that as she was being dragged by her brother when he saw her talking to Sonnen, she received a text from Chael saying “don’t lend her phone to strangers”. They went out the very next day. Brittany is best known for being Chael’s wife and hence details about her life before meeting him are private.
Credit: Brittany Sonnen's Twitter
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