LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30: Host and mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Chael Sonnen is a rip-off.
Not that we didn't know this already, of course, but tonight he took it to an entirely new level. After defeating Michael Bisping in the co-main event of the UFC on FOX 2: "Evans vs. Davis" fight card last night (Sat., Jan. 28, 2012) in Chicago, Ill., Sonnen cut yet another pro wrestling-style promo when interviewed by Joe Rogan.
In fact, it sounded oddly familiar to old school WWE fans. And that's because they heard it before.
For you newer fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) who keep hearing about how Sonnen rips off pro wrestling and think it's all a load of bull, allow me to present you with the most damning evidence possible.
Sonnen almost word-for-word ripped off a promo cut by the great "Superstar" Billy Graham. Watch Sonnen's version and then watch a real pro do his job after the jump.
First, Sonnen's rip-off that you saw last night:
Now, the real deal Holyfield: