The People’s Champ Spars with Michael Landsberg on “Off The Record” (Video)

Chael Sonnen is known to being blunt when telling reporters “I’ve never backed down from anything.” That is until this segment with Michael Landsberg on “Off the Record” Wednesday evening where he gets upset and walks off the set mid-interview.

It’s definitely never easy to read when Chael is joking around or dead serious in his interviews. But this entire segment was doomed from the start as Chael gets offended when asked to explain why he ‘backed down’ from his challenge to Anderson Silva following his victory over Brian Stann. In that post fight interview he said:

Anderson Silva, you absolutely suck! Super Bowl weekend will be the biggest rematch in the history of this business. I’m calling you out Silva, but we’re upping the stakes. I beat you, you leave the division. You beat me, I will leave the UFC … forever.

The entire interview is an awkward clash between the two where Chael pretends to sleep, checks his nails, and tries to spin every question around in a show of either verbal genius or completely avoiding the questions.



  1. Goes to show you that if you talk nothing but s**t it's going to come back to haunt you. Now that Anderson Silva wants the fight, Chael is backing away from his comments. Looks like someone isn't as confident as he says he is.

  2. Chael Sonnen is the biggest asshole ive ever seen 

    • I've got to agree with that, but he's pretty funny. That said, anyone who knows what Michael Landsberg is about, he's an ass too. Two assholes going head to head in this clip.

  3. It's funny because everyone dislikes Silva for his in-cage antics, but loves him for his amazing talent. Sonnen is like 50/50 depending on who you talk to. One thing is for sure, though, Sonnen proved that for at least one night, 4 1/2 rounds, he humbled a great champion. However, like all great Champions, Silva found a way to win regardless of the scorecard or dire situation he was in.

    Sonnen, in my opinion, had every intention of withdrawing his "win or quit" ultimatum to Silva. It's just hype. Now that GSP is going to be the headliner of the Super Bowl weekend UFC, Sonnen will probably have to go to Brazil to fight Silva, and I'm not even joking here…with his mouth he is certainly risking his life doing so.

    I saw City of God, and them Brazilians ain't messing around! 

    • haha no kidding. i saw that movie too. i think sonnen has done all of the selling he is going to do for that fight.

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