Chael Sonnen, who competed for three UFC titles and has a professional MMA record of 31-17-1, has spent his retirement working as an analyst, as well as producing content on his YouTube channel.
And during the most recent episode of The American Gangster’s ESPN+ weekly series “The Chael Sonnen Show With Jorge Sedano,” Sonnen said McGregor’s turning into a “little rich weirdo.” He pointed to the way “Notorious” has behaved online since his July 2021 leg break courtesy of Dustin Poirier
McGregor frequently takes to Twitter to rip on several UFC fighters, only to delete the tweets shortly after. He’s picked fights and shown interest in several potential opponents, however he’s still on the mend and isn’t expected to compete until later in 2022.
Sonnen’s co-host asked for the former fighter’s take on the video McGregor posted of himself pacing around a room while watching his former opponent, Max Holloway, inside the UFC’s Octagon. Watch the video of McGregor below:
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Sonnen Said McGregor Is Becoming a ‘Little Rich Weirdo’
“Conor is on the verge of being a little rich weirdo,” Sonnen answered Sedano. “It’s the last thing I wanted for him but if you mark out for your own gimmick to this extent… He’s posting things, then he’s deleting them. I’ve got to give the troll effort 100%. As a former troll myself, I get it.
“If they’re in the UFC, you didn’t step foot [in] it, you didn’t throw a single punch and you can steal a headline on ESPN+, you’re doing something well. But in all fairness, Conor’s not going to step in there with Max any more than he was going to step in [with] the guy last week, the week before that, or whoever he pulls out of his hat for next week. He’s got to heal himself.
“There’s talk of Dustin Poirier who has already smashed him twice. In all fairness, Conor is still a big draw, but he’s really working against himself. He’s being a weirdo. Is this what he wants as his identity? A guy walking around with his shirt off screaming at a television set. I mean, come on. In all fairness, when you were 22 years old that was one thing, but as a husband and a father, you’re a little bit of a dork.”
Watch the clip of Sonnen and Sedano below:
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McGregor & Sonnen Get Into It on Twitter
And of course, McGregor took to Twitter shortly after Sonnen shared the clip. Sharing three laughing emojis, McGregor replied: “Says the little broke weirdo hahahahhahaha.” See below:
Sonnen responded a little later: “It’s not too late to stay off my radar. Just put down the shot-glass of awful bottom-shelf whiskey, turn off your phone, and back outta the big-boy saloon niiiice n’ sloooow…”
“Just set up the tripod, in the corner of your boxroom, and tell your 2 views the promo code for the window sheen,” McGregor responded. See his tweet below:
The American Gangster also tweeted: “Oh; And leave a nice heartfelt apology on the table as you exit.”
“A nice tip,” McGregor wrote back.