WWE News: WWE Has Interest in UFC Fighter Chael Sonnen

Gone Baby GoneContributerJuly 9, 2012

Courtesy UFC.com
Courtesy UFC.com

Well this may be several fans dream come true.

As WrestlingInc.com is reporting:

WWE is interested in working with 35-year-old UFC fighter "The American Gangster" Chael Sonnen. Sonnen lost to Anderson Silva at Saturday's UFC 148 pay-per-view but word is that WWE is ready to negotiate. No word yet if they want him to wrestle or play another kind of role.

This move could prove to be huge for the WWE, as many fans have been clamoring to see Chael Sonnen work with the company. For those of you unfamiliar with his work you can click here and check one of his UFC promo's.

Sonnen has been considered by many as the closest thing UFC has to WWE style interviews. Don't get me wrong, the UFC doesn't need Sonnen's mouthpiece to make them successful. Especially considering  they have taken a sport with little following and turned it into one of the most popular sports in America.

As some of you witnessed Saturday night, Sonnen is a force to be reckoned with in the ring as well. He is a bare-bones fighter that knows how to not only build-up a fight, but back it up too. If this partnership happens, it could be bigger than Brock Lesnar's return, simply because fans have waited so long to see it happen.

I personally would not like to see him stray from the UFC. Sonnen has busted his butt to build his name and reputation and I would hate to see the WWE potentially screw it up. Ultimately, outside of a payday, the WWE has more to gain from this than Sonnen.

So, what do you think? Is this a good move by the WWE, or will we see another celebrity bust?

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