Bellator 192: Chael Sonnen Talks About Fighting “Rampage” Jackson In The Heavyweight Grand Prix


MMA H.E.A.T.’s Wade Eck attended Bellator’s media luncheon at Morton’s Steakhouse in Beverly Hills where Chael Sonnen talked about facing Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in round 1 of the Heavyweight Grand Prix. Chael also talks about the rest of the heavyweight bracket, being offered to fight Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione being the tournament favorite, the exclusion of Cheick Kongo, his thoughts on Chuck Liddell ever making a return + much more!

+ Nickname: “The American Gangster”
+ Born: West Linn, Oregon
+ Fighting out of: West Linn, Oregon
+ Date of Birth: 4/3/1977 – 40 years
+ Record: 29-15-1
+ Weight: Heavyweight
+ Height: 6’1”
+ Notable wins: Wanderlei Silva, Michael Bisping, “Shogun” Rua, Brian Stann, Nate Marquardt, Yushin Okami
+ Pro MMA Debut: May 1997
+ College: Wrestled at University of Oregon – NCAA D1 All-American

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Wade Eck co-founded MMA H.E.A.T., a headline-making production company dedicated to covering the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. He directed and produced 23 half-hour MMA H.E.A.T. television episodes for MAVTV, earning recognition as the cable network’s most-watched show. Wade formulated and continues to supervise the company’s social media strategy, which has successfully grown the MMA H.E.A.T. Facebook following to over 150,000 subscribers. To date, he's produced and distributed over 3000 YouTube videos on the KarynBryant and MMAHEAT channels; those videos have exceeded 180 million cumulative views. He also currently oversees MMA H.E.A.T.’s YouTube Multi-Channel Network (MCN) of 700,000+ subscribers. In addition to MMA H.E.A.T., Wade founded MMA Help, an online destination for individuals looking to acquire knowledge of martial arts techniques, training and pertinent educational information within the MMA industry. produces online content consisting of “How To” videos featuring all of the major fighters, celebrities and trainers within the MMA industry. Full length professional training sessions are also filmed, including LIVE streams where questions can be asked in real-time. For anyone who ever wondered “what the pros do” in their workout sessions, provides a front row seat!

39 Comments on "Bellator 192: Chael Sonnen Talks About Fighting “Rampage” Jackson In The Heavyweight Grand Prix"

  1. well, let's see… bellator is free / ufc payperview is not free ($65). bellator is not as good, but bellator is free. bellator 192 & ufc 220 are both on at the same time. bellator's got lima v's rory and chael v's rampage. hummmmmm, i think i'm taking bellator for free.

    • Sonnen isn't actually "scared" of anything. He fights for a's a job to him. A job that pays him fairly well. If he wasn't scared of prime Anderson Silva or prime Jon Jones, a past-prime Rampage isn't going to bother Sonnen. Sonnen has always been the type of guy who will literally fight anyone. He enjoys competing and likes the paycheck. I don't think he cares about wins or losses at this point. It's the competition and the payoff to him.

      I don't believe any of these guys are really scared of other guys. They're pros. It's their job to fight. If they are "scared" of anything, they are "scared" of losing and becoming irrelevant.

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