TMZ’s got the latest zany ‘reality’ from Chael P Sonnen:
HUGE retirement plans for mega-rich UFC fighter Chael Sonnen — he tells TMZ, he wants to buy the WWE when he quits fighting … a company valued at more than half a BILLION dollars.
And Chael’s rep insists he’s not joking, telling us, “It is 100% Chael’s intent to buy the WWE.” In fact, the rep says Chael is already meeting with bigwig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.
Bad news though — a rep for the WWE tells us the company ain’t for sale … at least not yet … so Chael better be prepared to put a sweet offer on the table.
TMZ is all about trends and traffic, so that means getting a story about Chael Sonnen following his big UFC 159 fight. Who cares if the story is complete 100% utter bullshit? Not TMZ, who are more than happy to print whatever kooky untruth Chael Sonnen is promoing at the moment.
But I’m a bit creeped out at TMZ’s continued flirtation with the MMA world. What happens when they discover what gossip hungry click whores we all are? The last thing we need is them trying to blow up every salacious story regarding a UFC fighter. Because don’t think it’s all going to be puff pieces and silly tales. TMZ will happily build MMA up so they can tear it down the second slagging us becomes better for business.
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