Chael Sonnen barely squeaked by Michael Bisping in their fight last weekend, and before the decision was read, he says he did not know for sure if he was going to win. But after the decision gave him the victory, Chael broke out into his best Superstar Billy Graham impersonation. Sonnen used almost word for word lines from a post-match speech Graham gave back in the day. It was entertaining and somewhat funny, but after such a close fight, Chael's heart just didn't seem as into it as it would have if he'd stopped Bisping.
Still, this shtick by Sonnen has raised his profile enormously among many fans, and his victory on Saturday assures him a second opportunity against UFC MW champion Anderson Silva. Many hardcore MMA fans find Sonnen's WWE theatrics too over the top, but trash talk is encouraged and rewarded by the UFC, so be prepared for more of these kinds of post-fight antics.
I've got back to back videos for you to compare Sonnen's speech with Grahams. Chills will run up your spine at the similarity. Enjoy!
First up is Sonnen, followed by the original with Superstar Billy Graham: