UFC VIDEO: Chael Sonnen Plays Therapist for Stephan Bonnar

Mark PareCorrespondent IIDecember 11, 2011

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Host and mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen arrives at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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This video was featured as a promotion for the 2011 World MMA Awards and further showed just how good Chael Sonnen is in front of a camera.

In the video, he plays a therapist for UFC light-heavyweight fighter Stephan Bonnar, who is having issues trying to channel the "American Psycho" within.  Obviously a ploy on Bonnar's nickname but he has been good as of late.

A three fight winning streak, including a "Fight of the Night" performance with Krzysztof Soszynski at UFC 116 showed that the former T.U.F. finalist isn't ready to hang up the gloves.

What happened next was pure comedy as Sonnen turned on his motivational tactics to send Bonnar on his way, to be the "psycho" he wants to be.

In the video, Sonnen also delivered a couple of punch lines that make me laugh every time I watch.

Sonnen asked Bonnar who the light-heavyweight champion is.  Bonnar said Jon Jones.  The sequence that followed allowed Sonnen to take another shot at middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

At the end, he called in welterweight contender Jon Fitch (who wasn't featured in the video).

Overall, this was classic Sonnen.  Although he will never admit to being in the business of selling fights, there is no denying that his honesty and vocabulary are what made him so popular to begin with.

His fighting skill isn't bad either as he is ranked No. 2 in the world, although he would disagree with that rank.

Again, the video just shows that Sonnen's honesty and his quick wit allows him to be an entertaining fighter in and out of the cage.  Hey, maybe this video was a starting point for Bonnar to make a run at Jon Jones, avenge a loss and win the UFC light-heavyweight title.

You can view the video HERE.

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