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Chael Sonnen Has A Problem With Canada And Their Sports Journalists (Video)

by: JamieD On  Thursday, November 17, 2011

chael sonnen otrWhether it is Canadians, Socialism, sports journalists, or all of the above, UFC middleweight fighter Chael Sonnen seemed to have some sort of beef with someone, or something, when he took part in an interview with Michael Landsberg for a Canadian sports show called Off The Record.

Sonnen, who is expected to face UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva for the title next year, stated in October that he would put his UFC career on the line if Silva agreed to do the same with his career as a middleweight fighter.  However, Sonnen stated that the offer had “expired” in an interview one week later.

When asked by Landsberg why he “backed down” from the original offer, Sonnen immediately took aim at the host:

“You might want to take the base out of your tone, I’m not sure you know who you’re talking to here, but I’ve never backed down from anything, so check your facts,” Sonnen said.

Landsberg attempted to clarify his question, but it didn’t seem to help:

“What are you talking about?,” asked Sonnen. “What is this, your first day on the job? You’re mixing five different stories here. This is like doing amateur hour or something. What show am I on here? Is this for public radio?”

After going back and forth, Sonnen fired some shots at Landsberg’s home country of Canada, saying “in (America), that created business, offers expire…(Canadians) probably don’t do that in socialism, but in America, in a capitalistic society, that’s how things work.”

Sonnen also took the opportunity to poke fun at Canadian fighter and UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, calling him “Grease St-Pierre,” before eventually taking off his microphone and walking out on the interview in disgust.

Sure, Landsberg can be awfully annoying at times, but Sonnen’s crankiness towards Canada has me thinking that someone probably spit in his poutine prior to this interview.  Here it is.




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