Chael Sonnen is everywhere—seriously!
If there is a microphone he can speak into, regardless of the situation, he will grab it. That's pretty much guaranteed.
Some of that is because he craves attention. For the most part, though, it's because he gives such a fun interview.
Sonnen often references the "mean streets" of his hometown of West Linn, Oregon.
The thing is, West Linn is one of the most stereotypical suburban-type cities in the nation.
Apparently, it wasn't all picket fences and pet beagles for "The American Gangsta," though. Watch the video above and listen to Chael recount the horrors that surrounded him growing up.
It's always good to hear that people can make it big after such a harsh childhood...