Chael Sonnen Narrates Training, Discusses Difference In MMA And Grappling

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Chael P. Sonnen is a man of many talents: MMA fighter, ADCC superfight winner, "American Gangster," and founder of Submission Underground. You can add podcast host to that list, and -- most recently -- grappling analyst.

Sonnen trains out of Fabiano Scherner's Gracie Barra in Portland, Oregon. In the video below, Sonnen gives his perspective on how grappling differs when trained and applied in MMA compared to a sporting event such as ADCC.

He also gives something of a running commentary to the action, discussing concepts he picked up from the likes of ADCC 88kg champ Gordon Ryan and former ADCC champ Vinny Magalhaes, both of whom are SUG veterans.


WATCH: Chael Sonnen vs. Leo Vieira, ADCC 2017

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