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Chael Sonnen Channeling Inner Pro-Wrestler

If you ask Chael Sonnen his thoughts on professional wrestling, he’ll tell you a story about how his family was too poor to afford cable, so he never really got into it. Except, when you watch Sonnen’s post-fight speech from this past Saturday’s UFC on Fox 2 event, where he defeated Michael Bisping, it’s easy to see from where Sonnen draws influence.

As Bloody Elbow first pointed out, Sonnen’s rehearsed post-fight shtick mirrors closely one of former WWE wrestler, Superstar Billy Graham, making it clear — if it wasn’t already — that Sonnen is a fan of at least the showmanship side of professional wrestling.

Check out the videos below for a side-by-side comparison, or listen to any of Sonnen’s rhyming, practiced pre-fight quotes from last week and use your common sense.