Chael Sonnen appeared on Canada’s The Sports Network show “Off the Record” and was asked if former professional wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was part of his coaching staff. Sonnen says that Austin is his strength and conditioning coach but both parties have agreed to not talk about their working relationship publicly. Sonnen then proceeds to goes into a “Stone Cold” style promo in regards to advice he received from Austin prior to his trip to Brazil for a press conference.
Chael Sonnen is slated to take on Anderson Silva for the middleweight championship at UFC 148 on July 7th at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The title fight will be a rematch from their UFC 117 instant classic which saw Sonnen dominate the entire fight before Silva pulled a miraculous comeback by triangle submission in the final round.