Everyone’s favorite middleweight pot-stirrer, Chael P. Sonnen, will be taking his showbiz skills to the stage this week to host the Fighters Only World MMA Awards alongside Molly Querim. The awards cover all aspects of MMA from media and fighters to sponsors and ring card girls, meaning that many of the people whom the American gangster has angered with his recently-developed pro-wrestling/comedy shtick will be at the show, either to be honored or just as spectators.
Don’t expect any friction from Uncle Chael though, as he recently told the Las Vegas Weekly that this night isn’t about him and won’t become about him.
“They hired me because I’ve got personality and attitude. I’m not up there to do stand-up. I’m just up there to award people and recognize them. I’m not going into this to be a comedian; I’m going into this to be Chael Sonnen and hand out awards. It’s not my night, and I’m not there to bring drama. People have worked hard and they deserve to be recognized, and I’m not going to interject myself. Everybody is welcome to come, from the real fighters to the fake fighters, which means even Wanderlei Silva should press his finest suit and limp on down to the Palms on November 30.”
When asked whom he’s pulling for in the ring card girl category, Sonnen took the opportunity to get in a jab at Arianny Celeste, with whom he’s cultivated an inexplicable feud.
“We only had one and that was Chandella [Powell]. The other was the IQ card girl,” he said. “Arianny [Celeste] kind of walks around and holds up her latest test score. One time when there was a title fight, she got all the way up to five and we were very proud of her.”
But seriously guys, don’t worry, Chael isn’t going to be making fun of anyone at the awards show.