Chael Sonnen has gone ahead and done it again.
The retired UFC middleweight fighter is known for making bold statements. The latest to come from him is regarding US Presidential candidate, Donald Trump.
In an interview to FOX Sports, Chael Sonnen declared himself to be a “huge supporter” of Donald Trump.
“I’m a huge supporter of Trump,” Sonnen told FOX Sports. “When people talk about him, I hear all these political analysts, they’re just terrible. That’s another space if I had enough time I would just go and take over because they don’t even know what they’re talking about.”
“They put on their fancy suits, they sit behind their microphones, they collect a paycheck and they don’t know a damn thing about what they’re talking about,” Sonnen added.
According to Chael, Trump is a visionary.
“If Donald Trump’s campaign falls off the cliff tomorrow — and history says that it does. The frontrunner never maintains his lead. History says it falls off the cliff tomorrow and if it does, every pundit out there still loses. Because not one of them predicted he could make it this far,” he said.
“Not one of them predicted he was going to run or that he was going to lead in the polls, or that he could maintain a lead with the smallest fundraising and not accepting money from political action committees. They all lose and he wins,” Sonnen claimed.
Sonnen believes that Trump is a man of courage. According to him, Trump has changed the entire political system.
“Whether you agree with him or you don’t, it’s absolutely secondary to the fact that he has courage,” Sonnen declared.
“I listen to these pundits all the time breaking down Trump — ‘he’s brash and he’s bold and he’s successful’ and none of those are what it is. There’s one word to sum it up and it’s courage. He has courage. There’s a courage in running for president, there’s also a huge ego involved, there’s a few things that you need to be a political candidate.”
“In his case, it’s one word and it’s courage. I find it compelling and go Trump,” Chael added.
Sonnen was known for his outspoken style during his UFC career too. He is set to appear on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice.
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