UFC light heavyweight, and soon again middleweight, Chael Sonnen recently appeared on Off the Record with pro wrestling legend and former Iranian Olympic wrestler Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri, aka “The Iron Sheik.” The two boisterous personalities hit the show to talk about the current movement to save wrestling as an Olympic sport.
In the video below, Sonnen and Vaziri vehemently defend the sport the two larger-than-life personalities can do. Both agreed that the Olympics without wrestling, one of the oldest sports in the games, would not feel right. The two personalities, who are clearly passionate about saving the sport, also decide to have a little fun at the other’s expense in this entertaining clip.
Be sure to check out the video as Sonnen and “The Iron Sheik” talk about their beloved sport and their respect for each other as showmen and athletes in their respective careers. Also make to check out Save Olympic Wrestling’s website.