Dana White: Not since Muhammad Ali has there been a talker like Chael SonnenPosted on December 17, 2011, 07:29 PM by Joey Santosus
"(I've never seen anyone) even anywhere near him. Seriously - and everybody's going to go crazy over this - but I've never seen anyone who can talk like this guy can since Muhammad Ali. Seriously. Since Muhammad Ali - the stuff that just comes right off the top of his head, and is hilarious. And you don't know what's real and what's not real." - For more from Dana White, visit Heavy.com
Not since the great Muhammad Ali has there been a fighter as naturally gifted as Chael Sonnen.
At least, that's according to UFC President Dana White, who says that the Middleweight's gift of gab is reminiscent of the legendary pro-boxer's. Since bursting onto the scene with his vicious one-liners and take no prisoners approach to trash-talk, Sonnen has emerged as one of the most polarizing figures in mixed martial arts, confronting a Champion and enraging an entire nation along the way. Though few would argue that Sonnen is in a league of his own when it comes to hyping a fight, White expects his comparison of the Team Quest fighter to Ali will ruffle some feathers. But, what do you think LowKick'ers? Is Sonnen's talk-game really up to par with that of the boxing icon's?
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