Chael Sonnen: If someone shoots you, kill his family

UFC Middleweight champion (or not) Chael Sonnen provided another memorable quote, this time talking about the mental mindset of a true warrior. According to Sonnen, you always have to match your opponent’s aggresion, therefore if someone shoots you – go kill his family.

Chael Sonnen will try to match Mark Munoz‘ intensity at UFC on FOX 2, with sights on securing his second shot at the UFC Middleweight title.

Here’s the full quote (via the UG):

“If a guy clubs you, you club him as hard, or harder, and you do it right then. You don’t wait a minute and then come back. He clubs you, you club him right back, right then. He’ll stop doing it. If you’re in a match and a guy gets intense, you get intense right back, right then, as hard or harder, right then and he’ll stop doing it. One-up him. If he slaps you, you punch him. He punches you, kick him. He kicks you, stab him. He stabs you, shoot him. He shoots you, go and kill his family. One-up him and you do it right then. Don’t let him push you around. It’s a mindset, I’m not talking about hurting anybody.”

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  • ljense8

    Chael is such an honorable, stand-up guy. If only we could all try to be more like him, the world would be a better place.

  • nochoice

    C’mon anton, you picked the worst part out of his quote !??

    He’s just saying, someone punches you, give him two back !!

  • Rigo

    All hail the king!

  • ljense8

    On a slightly more serious note, he has a decent point, he just has a crude method of delivery.

  • DaddyLongStrokes

    Crude? Thats inspirational.
    Very good public speaking, good delivery.
    Take a speech class

  • Brasil

    One up him…if he is better than you take roids!!

  • HunterB

    Anton has so much love for Chael Sonnen

  • ljense8

    I’m not saying his grammar structure or delivery is crude. It’s his choice of analogy that is crude. That being said, it is effective. You misunderstand what I said.

  • MD777

    Chael was right dude comes to the fight or battle field gotta be like that killed or be killed ….can’t be so nice (: D

  • mindkontrolle

    This guy is delusional….

  • Joey Santosus

    I’m not sure if you’re being sarcastic or serious… But, Anton really is a huge Chael Sonnen fan :/

  • MMAMachine

    To be honest, I have no real problem with Chael Sonnen. But the reality is, considering the fact that he said, “Some of you guys will be getting into high school soon,” his statements here are horrendous!

    Maybe if he were in a gym surrounded by grown adults, it wouldn’t be so bad, but these type of comments are the exact opposite of what should be coming out of a mixed martial artists’ mouth at this stage in the sport’s growth. Sorry if some are too immature to accept this, but it’s fact.

  • HugeBalls

    He would be the coolest coach… He makes you want to fight…


    Yeah, fight the war on steroids in sports…..Yes The Hate Is Back. Dumptrucks be afraid!!!!

  • Anwar

    Well yeah, Thats exactly what he did in the car with wanderlei, one-up him

  • wpgshootr

    Brasil, the best comment that I have read about this clown on this website!!

  • wpgshootr

    How long before we hear that chael has himself a Tanya Harding moment and pipes his upcoming opponent?

  • gm1

    P**** HATERS………

  • piklya

    hes just quoting sean connery in the untouchables

  • fauxartist

    The problem with Sonnen is that he hasn’t figured it out. Grown men let thier actions, not thier mouths dictate situations. I know the old good guy vs bad guy senario sells fights, but Chael has the opportunity to be embraced by all MMA fans if he would just shut his trap. He is a wonderfully skilled fighter and all around athlete. He is cerebral (smart) and if he showed any form of humility and respect towards other fighters and the sport, would win over many of his detractors. In real life, people who run thier mouth end up getting smack in thier mouth. All he needs to do is show up and fight and talk less. Only people who are severly insecure or have some form of self loathing talk that much crap. He could, as smart as he is, be both embraced by the fans ( not jock riding Republican Rednecks) and actually be a role model to the youth of tomorrow if he would just stop talking. Good luck Chael, love the way you fight but cannot listen to your non sensical soundbites screaming for attention!

  • jozseffd

    You’re totally right It’s a Disgrace he talks like this when he knows that a very large %-ge of UFC Fans are Young kids.He likes it or not he is a role model for many of those kids and some of’em will do what he’s saying.He as a Star of MMA should tell kids that violence,especially fighting and assault others is no way to go,outside the Octagon!!!Thanx Cheers and Happy New Year

  • Mandy

    Its hard to censor yourself all the time. I think Sonnen realized after it was too late that he gone too farther than he should have with his expl.anation. Thats why at the end he said “its a mindset, Im not talking about hurting anybody.” But I agree he went too far in front of highschool students, its all too easy for young “fighter” types to get carried away, believe me I know, Ive had three brothers all do prison time for batterys. Especially he shouldnt have said to kill a family, problems should be settled between the participants, it shouldnt involve dragging other people into it, not even in theory.

  • jozseffd

    He’s a gr8 MMA fighter,but such a huge A..hole.Why can’t he just give the respect to other fighters what they deserve???He is now getting his roots into WWE.Maybe that’s what he was going for from day one since he became a”Shit talker”.I mean in the WWE you don’t have to get beat up and make way more cash,and the best part u don’t have to worry about Triangles lol

  • drattastic

    He was simply making a point & motivating these kids. High school kids are mature enough to understand the analogy. He is a showman & a great fighter and he knows how to hope a fight.

  • VMax

    Finally someone that thinks like I do. I’m sick of sissies raising sissies. He is not talking about going out and bullying people. He is simply telling them not to accept it. Be it in a ring, cage, on the street, in life or in school. Sack up people!

  • Mike Perryman

    The moral of his story is not to let yourself be pushed around. That is what I got from it. No-one in the correct frame of mind would take him literally, and go do these things to other people. C-mon!!

  • DR3W

    Exactly i would hire this guy to speak at my wedding

  • David Saucier

    I think you wrong, Chael was that kind of fighter you speak of in the UFC, and nobody cared about him then.

  • Akordas

    He is really good man, he is my number one inspiration for every competition. Thank you Sonnen.

  • gavman289gtr

    that’s it.

    i’m cancelling my subscription to your site.

    i am sick to death of you sucking up to the cheating scum that is sonnen and bringing me his every cretinous statement. i have stains on my underwear that deserve more publicity. it makes you look as big a bunch of clowns as he does when you promote him.

    he’s not a martial artist and doesn’t belong in mma; he’d be just another steroid cheating freestyle wrestler if it weren’t for the new lows he reaches every time he opens his mouth.

    and you need to take some responsibility for promoting the least positive traits of the american psyche to youngsters; the next generation of bullying, ignorant braggarts.

    it matters not if you win or lose, but how you play the game

  • JoAnna

    He is just making a point, but “kill their family” is just a little harsh.

  • DaddyLongStrokes

    Oh I see, my bad for misunderstanding.

    But I dont think its crude still. Im sure all the kids he was telling knew it wasnt literal and were just fired up to wrestle again after hearing that speech.