You know what? It’s awesome, and kinda perfect when you think about it.
With his mic skills, 39-year-old Chael Sonnen can take over Spike TV. Sure, he’s at the end of his career, and he hasn’t fought since November of 2013. Yes, he’s coming off a two-year suspension for failing a drug test, but we’re here now. USADA-free, after the UFC granted his release.
Chael has plenty of people to fight in Bellator, and the cross promotion opportunities are obvious. Put Chael across your network, Spike. Give him money fights. His golden pipes made Anderson Silva a superstar and without Chael, there is no Conor McGregor. Chael changed the game. Now he’s coming to Bellator.
Let’s go down the list here: Chael could fight Rampage, Shlemenko, Melvin Manhoef or… Royce Gracie. Hell, maybe Bellator and Rizin can work something out so we can finally get Chael vs. Wanderlei Silva.
Or he can fight Tito!
This is genius work by Spike and Bellator. Chael Sonnen is a legitimate draw, and we’ll be able to get verbal wars between two of the greatest mouths in the history of MMA.