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Chael Sonnen: Mark Coleman is a bum

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"Even though Mark Coleman is a bum, he wins fights. Who’s Mark Coleman’s coach? Who is Mark Coleman’s training partner? What is the name of the gym that he trains at? And don’t tell me the Hammer House. I want to know an actual building, an actual piece of real estate with a sign on it. Where does he train? Everybody has a coach. Tiger Woods has a coach. Michael Jordan had a coach. Mayweather has a coach. Mark Coleman does not have a coach. Everybody has a team. Everybody has a team backing them. Tiger Woods has a team. Kobe has a team. All the greats have a team of any sport. He doesn’t have a team! He’s his own coach, he’s his own team. He doesn’t even have a gym he belongs to. That’s just silly. How you could be in this for this long and be a one man show. On one hand (it) is remarkable. On one hand, maybe I’m looking at it wrong. Maybe I need to compliment him a little bit, but it’s just silly. That’s not what a dedicated guy does."

Trash-talking middleweight Chael Sonnen rants about the UFC 109 main event between Randy Couture and Mark Coleman. Sonnen called the fight a mismatch, but is excited to see if Coleman, who he called "a bum", can pull off the upset over Couture. Sonnen has become quite the talker during his time with the UFC -- also bashing Anderson Silva and Yushin Okami, and now hopping up a division in terms of talking smack. Is Sonnen out of line calling a UFC Hall of Famer "a bum" and saying that his manner of preparation is "not what a dedicated guy does?" Or is this just another way for Sonnen to keep getting his name out there in order to land a title shot -- that without his ability to promote a fight may otherwise never happen?

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