Chael Sonnen’s known as much for his outspoken, controversial, at times humorous and at others outlandish opinions outside of the Octagon as he is for his fighting skills in it, and so it’s perhaps not surprising to find out that he’s put pen to paper and come up with a book, ‘Chael Sonnen: The Voice Of Reason – A V.I.P Pass To Enlightenment.’
Generally when famous MMA fighters release a book it’s in the form of an autobiography, and in Sonnen’s case that would certainly be colorful given that aside from becoming a WEC welterweight champion and then making his way to a title fight in the UFC with Anderson Silva, he also worked as a realtor before being found guilty of fraud last year not long after he served a year’s suspension from MMA after testing positive for steroids.
However, the book, which is set for release on May 15th on hardback, sees Sonnen follow in the footsteps of former UFC light-heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin who’s own unique outlook on life in his debut book ‘Got Fight?’ made it onto the New York Times Best Seller list in the ‘Self Help’ genre, and from the sounds of things Sonnen is heading down the same path.
Read the official description of Sonnen’s book below.
“Presence. Tenacity. Insight. Omniscience. No need to look these words up. They are defined by yours truly. Who am I? I’m the one who needs no introduction, the walking thesaurus, the UFC’s most infamous and feared destroyer of men. I am Chael P. Sonnen, and you want to be just like me.1
It’s your lucky day. What you are holding in your hands is nothing short of a V.I.P pass to enlightenment. In the coming pages my humor and tales of heroic adventure will baptize you in superhuman greatness. Allow me to carry you like a frail damsel as I make a nightmarish decent into the bowels of Sao Paulo. Sit before me as a student as I teach you about my plans of creating a Chaelocracy, which translates to “A Better Earth.” Shower me with praise as I take you into my manly mitts like a lump of seemingly worthless clay and craft you into something far better than yourself—me.
Like all great men of myth and legend, I strive for the betterment of the human race. Prometheus brought us fire; Dana White brought us the modern day gladiator; and I bring you a step-by-step guide to being just like me. Do you have what it takes? Is there truly a chance that one day you will be able to walk in my shoes? Purchase this book and find out. There is no better day to stop being you and start trying to be me.”
And here’s an insight into the kind of topics he’s going to cover.
“• Why Dance Dance Revolution is the national fighting style of Brazil.
• How vegans are ruining themselves and the world.
• Why you should never feed carrots to a school bus.
• Why you don’t need an athlete to be your hero.
• How fighters and fashion models have the exact same job.
• Why Republicans are more compassionate, pioneering, rebellious, and generally cooler than any liberal.
Inside this book I offer you my knowledge of physics, politics, linguistics, history, and physiology. Unless you are currently standing in the checkout line or speeding home, wanting to save my brilliance for when you are curled up in a recliner sipping on some tea, you have already failed at becoming something similar to me. Chael P. Sonnen knows what he wants and buys it. He doesn’t need a dust jacket to tell him a book is good. He can feel it.”
Amazon has a pre-order available if this sounds like your cup of tea.