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 is an experienced and accomplished senior marketing strategist and video producer. He’s advised over 200 business owners with their social strategy and content publishing guidelines; he personally managed multiple accounts which reached 150k to 1 million subscribers. He’s filmed, edited and distributed 3200+ YouTube videos which have accumulated 190 million+ views, 23 cable television episodes and two live PPV sporting events. His work has aired on ESPN, FS1, Rede Globo, UFC and more!

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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