The Chael Sonnen shtick seems to have gone from the usually bombastic to the truly bizarre.

On Tuesday, the recent middleweight and upcoming light-heavyweight title challenger visited the ESPN studios ahead of Saturday’s UFC 159 headliner.

Even for Sonnen, his “SportsCenter” spot raised some eyebrows, especially when he requested to touch host Sage Steele’s hair.

“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!” Steele told Big Lead Sports. “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.”

Watch the segment above. And catch Sonnen (27-12-1 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in action in Saturday’s UFC 159 pay-per-view headliner, where he meets light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC).

For more on UFC 159, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Conor McGregor Talks Potential WWE WrestleMania 33 Appearance

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC superstar Conor McGregor confirmed Saturday he was in talks with the WWE about appearing at WrestleMania 33 on April 2 in Orlando, Florida. "Never say never. I know there's been conversations," M read news >>

Dana White Addresses Tito Ortiz vs. Chael Sonnen Fixed Fight Claims | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 98 views

Was Tito Ortiz's final fight a work? Was the fix in? UFC president Dana White weighs in. read news >>

Video: Before UFC 208 co-main event, watch Derek Brunson's first-round TKO of Uriah Hall

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

Prior to his upcoming UFC 208 co-main event fight against the legend, Anderson Silva, watch Derek Brunson’s most recent win, which came in impressive fashion.Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Watch Anderson Silva Destroy Chael Sonnen in Their Rematch (UFC 208 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 18 days ago
  • 8 views

Anderson Silva extended his consecutive title defenses record to 10 when he defeated Chael Sonnen at UFC 148. Silva faces Derek Brunson at UFC 208 on Saturday. read news >>

Watch the UFC Halifax Q&A Featuring Ben Rothwell and Brian Stann at 3 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

  • 8 days ago
  • 8 views

Prior to the ceremonial UFC Fight Night Halifax weigh-in, watch the event's Q&A featuring Ben Rothwell and Brian Stann streaming live from Canada at 3 p.m. ET. read news >>

UFC Veteran Terry Etim in Serious Condition After Bizarre Traffic Altercation | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 6 views

UFC veteran Terry Etim was injured on Wednesday after reportedly darting in and out of traffic and throwing himself against car windshields. read news >>

With Todd Duffee out, Mark Godbeer meets newcomer Daniel Spitz at UFC 209

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 views

With Todd Duffee forced out of a planned UFC appearance, Mark Godbeer now as a new foe.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC 209 Card Finalized with Heavyweight Replacement and Two New Bouts | MMAWeekly.com

  • 3 days ago
  • 164 views

The UFC 209 fight card was finalized on Thursday when the promotion confirmed one replacement fighter and added two new bouts to the event. read news >>

Surging UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis explains why he wants hard-hitting Mark Hunt next

  • 3 days ago
  • 16 views

For the next three months, Derrick Lewis is treating the UFC like his “side chick.” But when he starts taking phone calls from the promotion, he hopes to hear Mark Hunt will be his next opponent. Fil read news >>

'The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America' vets Enrique Barzola and Gabriel Benitez meet at UFC 211 in Dallas

  • 3 days ago
  • 5 views

A pair of former contestants on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America,” including one season winner, will meet at UFC 211 in Dallas.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>