Chael Sonnen has been known to have the gift of gab. His legendary trash talk helped him procure three title fights inside the UFC and garner a legion of fans behind him.
Much of Chael’s shtick comes from the annals of the world of professional wrestling. In fact, some of his greatest speeches were word by word renditions of some of the classic promos from wrestling greats.
When Chael Sonnen retired from mixed martial arts last week after failing a random pre-fight drug test for UFC 175, he tweeted this out to his 746,000 followers:
Bad times don’t last, but BAD GUYS do…
— chael sonnen (@sonnench) June 13, 2014
If you are a Chael Sonnen fan you know that he likes to think of himself as the “Bad Guy” or the “American Gangster”. The bad guy role started during his first coaching stint on the Ultimate Fighter when he took on Jon Jones on season 17 of the series.
If you are a professional wrestling fan you may recall Sonnen’s line from a very famous WWF and NWO wrestler, Razor Ramon A.K.A Scott Hall. Hall was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame with the 2014 class just two months ago, and finished off his speech with his famous line. Check it out in the video below:
Hall caught wind of Sonnen’s tweet, and decided to reply to Chael on Twitter:
“@sonnench: Bad times don’t last, but BAD GUYS do…” very original
— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) June 19, 2014
Could we one day see Chael mix it up with Hall in a WWE ring? Unlikely, but fun to think about nonetheless.