Chael Sonnen has started his usual trash talking after an awkward promo at Bellator 198 where he was not satisfied with both his promo and Fedor’s reaction. After the event, Chael in his podcast ‘You’re Welcome’, laid into Fedor and called out his record in Japan where he was undefeated for over 30 fights and was the PRIDE Heavyweight champion and was regarded as the greatest heavyweight of his era.
“You won’t say anything about me, but I will say something about you — I don’t accept your wins in Japan,” Sonnen said. “The referee was wearing an earpiece, you never had a weigh-in, you never had a commission. Anyone that came over from Japan to America has a losing record. Why? I’ll tell you because the fights over here are real and they are fixed in Japan.”
“You got a whole lot of rub and a whole lot of money out of doing fake fights, that pisses me off as a fan who bought those fights and that later found out I was buying wrasslin”
Explaining how the fights were made
Chael while accusing Fedor of participating in fixed fights admitted that Fedor may not have been aware of the fixed fights.
“Fedor would greatly be offended if I said that he had a fake fight,” Sonnen said. “I have said this to Cro Cop who was offended, he couldn’t believe that I said it, Wanderlei Silva couldn’t believe I said it, that guy is crazy.
“The guy that is going to go over in professional wrestling will sit down in the same room as the guy that’s going to put him over and then work out the match. What they did in Japan was they only told one guy. So the guys that were going to win, your Cro Cop’s, your Wanderlei’s, your Fedor’s, they were never in the room when the guy that was your promoter, also known as the Yakuza, also known as the Japanese mafia, walks in the room and tells the opponent when to go down.
“So when the guy goes down, the winner, Cro Cop, Wanderlei, Fedor, just for example, really thinks they won. So they don’t know that the fix is in. Pretty soon they really think they can go beat 20 something guys in a row.”
Chael Sonnen will face Fedor Emelianenko in the semi finals of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix.