At Bellator 222, Chael Sonnen lost via TKO to Lyoto Machida and subsequently retired in his post-fight interview with 'Big' John McCarthy. Following the bout, there's been significant debate over what Sonnen's complicated legacy in MMA should be. He helped usher in a style of self promotion and used it to great effect throughout much of his career. He also was caught using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), but demonstrated incredible sportsmanship in losses. He never won a title, but managed to secure lucrative positions through a combination of in-cage performances and salesmanship. His rivalry with Anderson Silva is one of the best in UFC history despite losing twice. He also is something of a pioneer of the sport and am ambassador for amateur wrestling. So what is his legacy? I give my sense of things in this clip from my radio show.
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