Jim Ross Blogs MMA: Chael Sonnen, Strikeforce Tournament


WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross has updated his blog, which you can read in its entirety at JRsBarBQ.com. Ross spoke about a number of MMA topics this week – here’s what he said about:

Chael Sonnen: “I’m still a fan of the embattled UFC fighter and hope that he gets his ‘house in order’ so that he can resume his MMA career. It won’t be easy but Sonnen’s public image can be rehabilitated as long as he’s sincere and honest about such. Even smart individuals make stupid mistakes and Chael has made a couple of very public ones. People/fans will forgive Sonnen to some degree in time.”

Strikeforce’s Upcoming Heavyweight Tournament: “Good idea by Scott Coker. Timely considering that the UFC’s heavyweight division is seemingly in somewhat a state of flux largely due to injuries. I’m hoping that Coker/Strikeforce can craft the bracket that they envision, that the fighters don’t become problematic due to ego or injury, and that Showtime doesn’t try and become ‘match makers.’ Imagine NBC telling a NFL team who to play and what plays to run. Showtime might want to focus on how to produce effective personality profiles so that casual fans will have a clue as to who the heavyweights actually are and why all fans should watch the tournament. Emotional investment is just as crucial in MMA as it is in pro wresting. Same for the NFL as evidenced as to how important the ‘home field advantage’ is during the playoffs.”

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