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Don’t bring up Chael Sonnen’s federal money laundering conviction

(Chael Sonnen before the federal government took away his real estate license)

After Anderson Silva finally snapped and lashed back at Chael Sonnen during this week’s UFC 148 media call, Chael said ‘it was nice to see the real Anderson Silva come through.’ A bit of a rich statement considering how Sonnen reacted when a radio host brought up Sonnen’s very real steroid usage and federal money laundering conviction:

Canzano: You came on the show a couple years ago, since that time you’ve had the Anderson Silva fight, you got the suspension for the testosterone levels, you got the guilty plea in the mortgage fraud thing in 2011…how much of that stuff is behind you? How much of that stuff are you still dealing with?

Sonnen: Uh…It’s all behind me. I’ve never been in any sort of mortgage fraud, I’m not sure where you guys get that term up. But every time I come on your show you make new things up…so. I guess it’s good. I hope you’re not still beating your wife, John.

Canzano: Oh c’mon. You didn’t plead guilty to any kind of crime?

Sonnen: Well sure, but is that what you just said? Or did you state a crime, as you do every time I come on the show and say things that aren’t true. And I said I hope that you still don’t beat your wife.

Canzano: I said that you pled guilty to mortgage fraud…

Sonnen: Right, and I said that I hope you don’t beat your wife and I was never even accused of mortgage fraud.

Canzano: What was it? Money laundering?

Sonnen: There you go!

Canzano: Okay, so it was money laundering. …In connection to a mortgage.

Sonnen: But you can see the problem when I come onto your show and you make things up. Don’t you see the problem when a hometown guy comes on and you make things up? This is why I don’t like to do your show. You’re unprepared, you’re unprofessional.

Canzano: Look, I’m looking right here at the research. I’m looking at the case…

Sonnen: You’re looking at the research?! I guarantee I know what you’re looking at, you did Google. ANd I’m glad that you admitted it on the air that that’s your level of research, John. You’re about the most unprofessional guy there is. And, boy, I hope you’re done beating your wife. Let’s just call the interview over.

Canzano: Chael! Come on, man! Seriously?

*Sonnen hangs up*

The guy sure can dish it out but the second anyone criticizes him about anything real, he spazzes out and leaves. Chael Sonnen the big mouth pro wrasslin personality I don’t mind. The real Chael Sonnen that lies about everything, engages in fraud, and kicked off this TRT craze … not such a big fan of that guy.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    He is a Republican… its almost in their DNA

  • agentsmith says:

    I like how he apparently didn’t say shit in response to Silva at the time, but he talks shit back in interviews later.  Some gangster.

  • Liam Neeson says:


    He did the exact same thing with Wanderlei. For someone who talks so much, he sure is timid to back it up.

  • iamphoenix says:

    I’ve been watching WWE Smackdown the last few weeks because it’s convenient.

  • frickshun says:

    Hahaha!! That exchange was awesome. How the hell do the Jackals not appreciate this high level trollery?!

  • Giallo says:

    buddy didn’t deny beating his wife