Chael Sonnen Gives Dana White His Demands
Love him or hate him, Chael Sonnen has the hype game figured out. Sonnen’s UFC contract has expired and he took this opportunity to get a laugh and some attention. During a fan Q&A session this past weekend Sonnen elaborated on what he demanded from Dana White.
“My contract with the UFC has expired, so I went to Dana White, and I went to him with a list of my demands because he’s getting my contract together. He thought this was a gag, but I was being serious because it’s not all about money with me.
It says, ‘Dana, my manager said you guys talked and are getting a contract together for me, I think you should be aware of my demands. First, Jello Biafra replaces Bruce Buffer as ring announcer. Secondly, every fight I’m in must be a No. 1 contender fight or a title match. If I lose, I get an immediate rematch until I win. No media can look me in the eye, or they will be removed from the room.
No. 5: Headset legalized through the commission so I can call my own fights. No. 6: No longer will I walk to the ring. I need to be carried. No. 7: Keys to your least favorite Ferrari – I’m not asking too much. No. 8: I can Skype or FaceTime my fights if I feel like flying. No. 9 – and it’s non-negotiable: tell ‘GSP’ to stop being such a dick. I’ll return his truck when I’m done with it.
See, I’m not all about money, people. There’s more to these contracts. They’re very sophisticated.”