Chael Sonnen Working with "Stone Cold" Steve Austin Ahead of UFC 148

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Chael Sonnen revealed some interesting news when it was learned he had enlisted the services of former professional wrestler "Stone Cold" Steve Austin to help him train and prepare for his upcoming bout at UFC 148.

Serving as a strength and conditioning coach, Austin has been working with the middleweight contender extensively prior to his training camp.

Sonnen recently made an appearance on "Off The Record" with Michael Landsberg and discussed his involvement with the former WWE superstar.

"I've worked with him for the last three fights," Sonnen said. "He's a strength and conditioning coach, he has me out to the ranch, puts me through hell for 30 days and that's what we use to jumpstart our camp. But, he doesn't want to be involved, so I'm not going to involve him."

Interestingly, Sonnen has delivered some of his interviews in wrestling-like fashion, often portraying a bad guy role as he continuously has mocked and insulted UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

It should be noted that Austin, whose real name is Steve Williams, is a big fan of mixed martial arts and he can often be seen at UFC events along with other wrestlers including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and The Undertaker. 

Some fans may find the notion of Sonnen working with Austin quite comical, but it seems as if Sonnen has developed a trusting relationship with the WWE legend and has been successful in his past few bouts as a result.

Whoever else Sonnen decides to bring into his camp ahead of his rematch, it is certain that he will be prepared to face Silva at UFC 148 on July 7.

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