Saturday, February 13, 2010

Mark Levin interviews UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen

Conservative talker Mark Levin recently interviewed Chael Sonnen, UFC middleweight contender and conservative Republican running to represent Oregon’s House District 37. They talk about Chael's recent fight and victory over Nate Marquardt and his run for office. Mark has expressed his admiration for MMA fighters, having mentioned the WEC (World Extreme Cagefighting) in a previous broadcast.

Interestingly friends of show at gushed over Chael's promo abilities and noted his previous history with pro-wrestling having tried out with WCW. I've often spoken about the intersection between wrestling charisma and politics. Like wrestlers Jerry Lawler and Jesse Ventura before him, Sonnen's natural ability on the microphone will be an asset in his campaign.

Listen to the audio at - UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen running for Oregon state house

Watch Chael being interviewed on Fox and Friends and enjoy the clumsy fight references. Followed by video of Chael on 'UFC Countdown' promoting his fight with Nate and explaining his run for office:

VIDEO: Fox News - UFC Fighter Running for Office

VIDEO: Countdown to UFC 109 - Marquardt and Sonnen
CHAEL SONNEN: The UFC has opened some huge doors and I see some athletes really try to capitalise on that. Maybe they start a clothing line. Some of them have tried to become actors but they have used the prestige the UFC has granted them to better themselves.

I'm in the same spot in terms of I was given a certain amount of prestige from the opportunities afforded to me. But I wanna use that as opposed to doing stuff directly for myself but to help others...
Go to Chael Sonnen's official campaign website -

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