Chael Sonnen's demands for a new UFC contract

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

UFC star Chael Sonnen is booked to face Shogun Rua at the promotion's debut on Fox Sports 1 in August but first he needs a new contract and he's got quite a few demands.

Chael Sonnen did a Q&A with fans at last week's UFC Expo in Las Vegas and outlined his demands for a new contract -- which he claims is needed before his bout with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC on FOX Sports 1: Sonnen vs. Shogun. Here's Chael's wish list per MMA Junkie:

"It says, 'Dana, my manager said you guys talked and are getting a contract together for me,'" Sonnen explained. "'I think you should be aware of my demands. First, Jello Biafra replaces Bruce Buffer as ring announcer. Secondly, every fight I'm in must be a No. 1 contender fight or a title match. If I lose, I get an immediate rematch until I win. No media can look me in the eye, or they will be removed from the room.

"'No. 5: Headset legalized through the commission so I can call my own fights. No. 6: No longer will I walk to the ring. I need to be carried. No. 7: Keys to your least favorite Ferrari - I'm not asking too much. No. 8: I can Skype or FaceTime my fights if I feel like flying. No. 9 - and it's non-negotiable: tell 'GSP' to stop being such a dick. I'll return his truck when I'm done with it.'

"See, I'm not all about money, people. There's more to these contracts. They're very sophisticated."

Sonnen has made outrageous claims about his UFC contracts before, including his discredited claim that he fought Anderson Silva without a signed deal.


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