“You got the book but haven’t read it” Chael Sonnen responds to Tom Aspinall avoiding his advice for staying true to himself


“You got the book but haven’t read it” Chael Sonnen responds to Tom Aspinall avoiding his advice for staying true to himself

Chael Sonnen- Tom Aspinall

Chael Sonnen is never the one to miss if someone wants to go one on one in terms of calling out for reasons all unfavourable, supposedly Tom Aspinall is the latest opponent in a verbal back and forth. Aspinall is one of the fastest rising prospects from Europe and certainly the most promising mixed-martial artist to be coming from England after UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping. Aspinall is coming off the biggest win of his career in his last fight when he defeated former Bellator MMA heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov, inside the first round.

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Sonnen, an MMA Legend who competed for the UFC middleweight title twice, competed for the UFC light-heavyweight title and was the semi-finalist for the Bellator MMA’s heavyweight Grand Prix, has left the sport in retirement 3 years ago. However, Sonnen has been active as a Youtuber, as a commentator for a major MMA promotion and as a promoter himself for a major grappling promotion, Submission Underground.

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Chael Sonnen concludes with Tom Aspinall advising he can “go ahead with his career” whatever way he wants

Tom Aspinall- Chael Sonnen
Tom Aspinall- Chael Sonnen

Sonnen initiated calling out Aspinall for not selling his credentials as a UFC fighter enough and making his media appearances a platform to raise the bar for and by praising other fighters. Aspinall was quick enough to respond with an Instagram story and said “I’m more than happy being myself thanks and not selling myself out and acting like a [clown] for views and money I am not a WWE entertainer I’m one of the greatest heavyweights to walk on this [Earth] and it will be shown in my body of work from my UFC debut until I retire in 10 years. I don’t need to talk s***. Happy to be myself.”

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Sonnen then took to his Youtube channel to upload a video responding to Aspinall’s response. “If the advice comes from me [and there’s] somebody who thinks they have to do what I did or that I’m saying be the next Chael, you’ve got the book but you haven’t read it very carefully, says Sonnen. “I’m only sharing with you there’s a number of ways to do these things…

You’re not fighting on main cards, you’re not fighting on any cards, you’re hoping to get applied down to the park I mean do we really want to do that? Is that really the message you’ve got? Go ahead it’s your career,” Sonnen concludes.

What do you make of Sonnen’s response to Aspinall? Do you think Sonnen has trash-talked against Aspinall or given him legit advice and another pill of tough love? How do you feel about the fight business’s correlation with the fighter’s personality? Do you think there’s only a certain persona to adapt to or one can stay true to themselves? To Sonnen’s point continued in the video, he has cited that one can stay true to themselves but let the world be known, as legends like Randy Couture, Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov were without trash talking.

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