Last month Chael Sonnen said a few things about Brock Lesnar that pretty much no other human on the planet would ever dream of saying. Here, allow me to refresh your memory.
“If Brock Lesnar was here right now, I’d take my boot off and throw it at him, and he’d better polish it up before he brings it back to me,” Sonnen said. “Talking about he’s the baddest guy in the UFC? Brock, quit eating so many raw eggs and doing push-ups because it’s affecting your realm of reality. Are you kidding me? I’d slap you in your face, and you wouldn’t do anything.
“‘I’m Brock Lesnar. I’ve got this $5 haircut and a knife tattooed on my chest.’ I’ll shove it up your face if you get in Chael Sonnen’s way.”
Well, Jim Rome has been all over all the dust Sonnen kicked up this past year, so when we had Brock Lesnar on his show earlier today, he didn’t hesitate to ask him about it. And Brock’s response was classic Brock Lesnar. He had absolutely no idea who Chael Sonnen even is…seriously.
Lesnar: I don’t know who he is.
Rome: [shows Brock Q&A footage of Sonnen] That guy? Do you recognize that guy right there?
Lesnar: Um, is he a fighter? I don’t know who he is. I’m serious.
Rome: I guess that answers that question. I’m not gonna push it.
Lesnar: Seriously, I don’t…
It’s kind of hard to imagine that any UFC fighter doesn’t know who Chael Sonnen is, especially with all the attention he’s gotten himself this year, but I suppose if anyone was that out of touch with the rest of the UFC world it would be Brock Lesnar, the bearded viking who lives, hunts and trains (without internet) in a secluded forest in Minnesota.