UFC fighter Chael Sonnen was recently on Lavar and Dukes on CBS Radio’s 106.7 The Fan DC. Sonnen talked with Chad Dukes of the program in order to promote his role in UFC 167’s co-main event, which puts Sonnen up against Rashad Evans. During the interview, Sonnen talked about CM Punk’s involvement in jiu-jitsu as well as receiving offers from sports entertainment businesses.
When asked about Punk and his previous involvement in jiu-jitsu, Sonnen revealed that CM Punk going to UFC or any other MMA promotion may occur down the line.
“Yeah, it’s good man. I mean, he’s given some serious consideration to coming over here and competing and doing this. He’s talked about it a number of times, and I don’t’ think he will personally, but I know he’s prepared to for a very long time. It’s kind of the reverse Brock Lesnar. Brock Lesnar knew how to wrestle, came here and then went right into wrestling. I think that Punk is learning how to fight, and has visions of coming from wrestling over to fighting. So we’ll see how all that works out, but like he says, he’s the best in the world at what he does.”
Later on, Sonnen revealed that he received offers from the sports entertainment world, but is not interested:
“No, you know I’ve been offered that and those guys have all called and I’ve talked to them but, I’m not for sale. I’ve made my decision a long time ago and my loyalty is to Dana White and that’s never going to change.”
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