By: Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief
Chael Sonnen has raised his profile in the UFC over the last two years off the strength of a few performances and, more importantly, his relentless trash talking. He's come up with canned responses, off the cuff remarks, and more, entertaining and infuriating fans and fighters alike with the things he says. That ability to garner a reaction from just about everyone led UFC President Dana White to put him in lofty company when it comes to his gift for gab in a recent interview with Heavy.com:
"(I've never seen) even anywhere near him. Seriously ? and everybody's going to go crazy over this ? but I've never seen anyone who can talk like this guy can since Muhammad Ali. Seriously. Since Muhammad Ali ? the stuff that just comes right off the top of his head, and is hilarious. And you don't know what's real and what's not real."