UFC veteran Chael Sonnen floats Plan To Run For Oregon Governor with an eccentric plan to fix Portland

UFC veteran Chael Sonnen has announced his intention to pursue the governorship of Oregon, revealing his aspirations during a recent appearance on the PBD Podcast.

Sonnen expressed a lifelong ambition to govern Oregon, stating unequivocally, “I will be the governor of Oregon.”

During the podcast discussion, Sonnen hinted at a potential candidacy within the next few years, underscoring his contemplation of a political venture.

While Sonnen’s political affiliation is likely to align with the Republican Party, his admiration for former President Donald Trump indicating his inclination towards conservative values, he also emphasized Oregon’s Republican presence beyond its predominantly Democratic reputation, particularly outside the city of Portland.

Sonnen wouldn’t be the first UFC star to run for office. Tito Ortiz was famously elected as the Mayor pro-tem of Huntington Beach and BJ Penn came in second in the republican primaries for the governer of Hawaii.

Sonnen’s bold vision for Oregon encompasses novel approaches to governance, including proposals to address crime by deputizing motorcycle gangs such as the Gypsy Jokers and the Mongols. In his plan, he envisions saturating communities with Harley Davidson motorcycles, asserting confidently, “We will end crime that day.”

While Sonnen’s declarations may appear audacious, he is infamous for how eloquent he is so he would surely be able to get some Oregonians to back him.

However Sonnen’s criminal past might present an obstacle. Sonnen was sidelined from his duty as a ESPN commentator after a hotel incident in which he charged at a number of other hotel guests, allegedly after taking some sleep aids.

Sonnen delivered an infamous classic clip about growing up in West Linn, Oregon during his promotional tour for UFC 148. Sonnen delivered the classic lines:

“I don’t know that I’m a ‘self-proclaimed’ gangster. I’m from the mean streets of West Linn, Oregon, and I’ve seen things and been through things that somebody like you, in your little pearly loft, couldn’t even relate to,” said Sonnen.

In fact, Sonnen seems emotional at first, as if he is going to share some dark stories from his childhood with the interviewer.

“If you’re asking me to share stories with you, that are frankly none of your business, maybe I’ll give you a couple and maybe you’ll take that little smug look off your face.”

“I can date back to when I was 11-years-old. I’m minding my own business and I’m in a park. This guy, a stranger to me, takes a piece of gum out of his pocket. He puts it in his mouth and then he just throws the wrapper on the ground. He publicly litters. And I saw that! I had to see these things at a young age. Sure somebody came along, picked it up, and threw it in a trash can, but for the few moments where that sat on the ground and the law was violated in my neighborhood…”

“We have chaos. We have anarchy at times in West Linn. There was years when my father didn’t even make a-hundred-grand—or barely made a-hundred-grand—and sure we had a maid, but she only came twice a week. What do you think happened the other five days? You think those dishes washed themselves? You think those clothes got themselves in the hamper?”