I dont like fighters who have a big mouth, they mostly spew egotistic comments and their confidence is usually unrealistic.
Chael is actually one of the few that is an exception. He has truely backed up the majority of his smack talk in fights, he gives us true insight to the background UFC world us fans dont get to see.
Most fighters have corporate/sponsor bias and talk politically correct.
Sonnen can also give interviews that are absurd and delerious and Im sure he knows, I think he does that for marketing. It has worked.
I cannot give him full respect because he definetly crossed the line with smack talk against the Noguiera brothers who I respect most in MMA.
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