TUALATIN, OR - JUNE 26: Chael Sonnen takes a water break with his mother Claudia during a workout at the Team Quest gym on June 26, 2012 in Tualatin, Oregon. Sonnen will fight Anderson Silva July 7, 2012 at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
"I see Sonnen, the admitted pro wrestling fan, sticking with UFC. I believe that Chael is a star, an attraction and UFC isn't overloaded with marketable star power at the moment. No company that hangs their hats on PPV revenue is over loaded with star power as these special athletes/performers who more the needle don't grow on trees nor can they be developed over night. Chael is 35, very late to begin a career at the highest level of sports entertainment, WWE. Is it too late? Probably not but 'we're burning daylight' here. I'm guessing Sonnen has 3-5 viable fights left in him which would take him until he's 37-38 years of age. If I were advising Chael I'd recommend that he stick with UFC and keep making those significant pay days in a sport that he has trained for years in which to become excellent plus no one in UFC can sell a fight/event like Chael Sonnen. That works behind a mic too and it's obvious that UFC has little to no broadcasting depth at this time. So the 'Sonnen to WWE' rumor is just that as far as I'm concerned and I will believe that the 'American Gangster' is WWE bound when I see him walk on RAW. Not before."
Longtime World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) broadcaster and talent scout, Jim Ross, knows a good pro wrestler when he sees one. That includes Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Chael Sonnen, who often borrows from the land of make believe when cutting promos on Anderson Silva. Well, at least he did, before "The Spider" silenced his mic at the UFC 148 pay-per-view back on July 7, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. With "The American Gangster" seemingly out of the 185-pound title picture for good, is there any chance he may defect to the WWE in the near future? Not according to Ross, but do any
marks fans out there think otherwise?