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Chael Sonnen’s WWE Shtick Now Includes Swearing on Sportscenter and Feeling Up Their Anchors [VIDEO]

(And just like that, the inspiration for Mean Street Hair Care & Boutique was born.) 

For a dead man walking, Chael Sonnen sure seems to be enjoying the hell out of his final days on death row. The UFC’s favorite hypeman appeared on ESPN’s flagship program, Sportscenter, just hours ago to plug his upcoming public execution at UFC 159 and appeared to be channeling the great Bobby Knight during his brief interview, leaving Sportscenter anchor (and all around fox) Sage Steele grasping at straws in attempt to steer things in any other direction but that of a complete farce. She tried, dammit.

The segment began in typical Sonnen-fashion – interrupting/patronizing the interviewer, throwing a couple WWE-esque threats at Jones, arms, charms, rinse, repeat — but quickly took a turn for what people in the television industry refer to as “What-the-fucks-ville” after Sonnen promised to put Bones “on his ass” on live television. Sure, it was a pretty mild offense given the current spectrum of television, but the remark incurred the subtle wrath of Steele nonetheless. But if there’s one thing Chael P. Sonnen doesn’t understand, it’s subtlety. And being that Chael is mere days away from being beaten into a coma at best, he figured he might as well check off one last item from his bucket list: feeling an African American woman’s hair. It was a weird moment for everyone involved.

Video after the jump. 

Now that’s how you go out on a high note, ladies and gentlemen.

As you would expect, some of the more politically correct websites out there (by which I mean the overly sensitive, soapbox-hopping ones that love to throw gas on the smallest of fires) are attempting to turn Sonnen’s awkward but completely harmless interview into some sort of racist diatribe. Thankfully, Steele recently commented on the incident via Big Lead Sports, and aside from finding the whole thing rather odd, stated that she could not have been less offended:

It was definitely one of the more awkward interviews I’ve done – the first and hopefully last time I’ve had some ask to touch my hair – but it’s not like anything could mess it up more than it already is! I’ve met Chael before and knew going in that he was a wild man. You just have to know your subject. He’s a character … I think he’s hysterical and totally harmless

You can find the full video of Sonnen’s interview here. Personally, I still found it to be leagues below any of Jon Jones’ Sportscenter interviews in terms of awkwardness. That dude could have Neil Hamburger faking an urgent cell-phone call to get out of the room.

That’s it for me, everybody!

-J. Jones

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Rampages Conscience- April 24, 2013 at 9:47 am
Well I just put 10 bucks down on Chael, because hey... why not?
masterbaitntackle- April 24, 2013 at 7:22 am
What if he wins via decapitation by elbows?
algiersheadkick504- April 24, 2013 at 7:10 am
Fuck Jones if he wins by decision
chumpmasher- April 25, 2013 at 5:40 pm
Anything less than the treatment Rua got is bullshit!!1
masterbaitntackle- April 24, 2013 at 6:46 am
Jones is gonna do what he did the last time he was in New Jersey....stop crime then go kick some ass....Chael's lucky they're not fighting in New Mexico....then Jones would've really wrecked his Bentley....
Mr_Misanthropy- April 24, 2013 at 12:28 am
@ Pen15

Naw. I won't be able to hear anything for several days after I see Absu on Friday.
mDino- April 23, 2013 at 10:32 pm
Pretty funny.
Pen Fifteen- April 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm
Man, WWE is so gay! You guys wanna go see Iron Man 3 next weekend?
Thumblaster- April 23, 2013 at 7:27 pm
Penn was that you starting the whole chael's a racist thing?
Sage was originally from the baltimore/dc market she is hot and i've wanted to touch her for years, can't blame a man for awkwardly touching chicks hair, mabye thats chaels thing. Chael is a showman and definitly has a future in tv after fighting i'll be rooting for chael over jones but i'm pretty sure he's gonna get wrecked
chumpmasher- April 25, 2013 at 5:43 pm
No, Chael did it when he made all those comments on brazilians.
godspeed- April 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm
I think hes fkn funny. Im going for chael. He will hold jon down all five rounds and ground n pound.
Big Daddy Duker- April 23, 2013 at 6:45 pm
This seems like vintage Chael to me. I don't see anything even remotely controversial about it. Calling that racist is hilarious. An entertaining interview. Chael would make a great champ. Methinks Dana knows this, and this is why he keeps getting shots.
fucka fish- April 23, 2013 at 5:57 pm
I hate Chael Sonnen, he is def gonna lose and by KO, but that has to be the greatest short interview I've ever seen lol
danomite- April 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm
Came to see if Taco would make a joke about wanting to touch Sage's 'hair', was not disappointed.

JJ, why are you trying to trick me into clicking a link to your twitter account?
cman- April 23, 2013 at 4:01 pm
I don't think either of them is taking this fight to seriously, which is going to make it kinda weird to watch.
Bones looks disinterested which is NOT a good thing.
Gener- April 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm
I agree Bones will win in impressive fashion, but I think he'll take surprising damage from good ol' Chael for a bit first.
Clyde- April 23, 2013 at 3:51 pm
I've tired of the rhyming, I preferred his older Bill Hicks-esque paranoid ranting coupled with unconformable or even blatantly false claims of his greatness/his opponents suckitude/whatever else he felt the need to throw in that was generally unrelated to what the original question was.
Alan K- April 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm
Chael is totally harmless. Bones will prove that on Saturday.
J.Jones- April 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm
@Nealio - If you've read my stuff during my time here, you'd know that I've kind of done a 180 on old Chael. I used to despise him, but I admit that his act at least entertains me nowadays. I honestly thought I spoke quite highly of the persona he has crafted in this article.

That being said, Jon Jones is going to DESTROY him. I'm simply stating the facts there.
El Guapo- April 23, 2013 at 3:13 pm
Chael's comedy. And a great showman. Hopefully he gets a nice percentage of those PPV's cause this is most likely his last hurrah, as Bones is gonna wreck him.
Nealio- April 23, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Seriously J. Jones, did Chael date your mom? You seem to harbor a LOT of bitterness towards the guy.
Deadpanda- April 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm
Can't blame the guy really. I mean they're having him single handedly promote a fight that is unwinnable for him... What else is he supposed to do?
RSparrow- April 23, 2013 at 3:21 pm
True dat.
Fried Taco- April 23, 2013 at 2:16 pm
I'd like to touch her hair, too!
RSparrow- April 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm
Is Chael even taking this fight seriously? I'm starting to think he wants to end his career in commentary. He's done man, he's not there...