With the Nevada Athletic Commission hot on his trail and seeking to prevent him from participating in this week’s Metamoris card, Chael Sonnen has asked a UFC Hall of Famer to step in.
Since his issues with NAC from the last month have carried over (he faces a $250K fine if he continues with his scheduled match), Chael Sonnen has reached out to friend, former teammate and UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture to take his place if he’s forced to withdraw from the card. Sherdog reports that Chael Sonnen approached Randy Couture to replace him. In response to Sonnen’s offer, Couture’s manager, Sam Spira said,
“If there had been more time, and no pending obligations, it might have happened.”
Couture’s previous obligations completely prevent him from taking Sonnen’s spot. The ‘Natural’ has signed to do an Expendables 3 press junket on Saturday and Sunday and attend the Los Angeles premiere of the film on Monday – as well a Gym Rescue premiere on Sunday for the SPIKE network.
Tags: Chael Sonnen, Mixed Martial Arts, Randy Couture