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Chael Sonnen

I Wanna BUY the WWE

5/5/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0503-chael-sonnen-tmz-wweHUGE retirement plans for mega-rich UFC fighter Chael Sonnen -- he tells TMZ, he wants to buy the WWE when he quits fighting ... a company valued at more than half a BILLION dollars.

And Chael's rep insists he's not joking, telling us, "It is 100% Chael's intent to buy the WWE." In fact, the rep says Chael is already meeting with bigwig friends in the investment world to enact his takeover.

Bad news though -- a rep for the WWE tells us the company ain't for sale ... at least not yet ... so Chael better be prepared to put a sweet offer on the table.

The rep adds, "We are a publicly traded company, so [Chael is] more than welcome to purchase shares of WWE stock and become one of our valued shareholders.”

And that's the bottom line!

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freshly squeezed juniper berries    

Is that what we do now? Make absurd claims? Chael doesn't have 1/2 a billi.. cmon yall... did he say he wante

485 days ago
17.

Wolf    

Think he may be suffering from frontal lobe damage...

485 days ago
18.

Thruthbetold70    

This guy is what you call RETARTED! Needs attention and makes no sense.

485 days ago
19.

LadyN    

The McMahons will never sell WWE. They almost died when they went public and had to share a tiny bit of it with outsiders. This guy should just buy some plummeting WWE stock and move on.

485 days ago
20.

teddybayer123    

Sure. That's good strategy. Just shout it out and let them know you're coming. D-bag!

485 days ago
21.

Netty    

So sick of this chump already! Go retire and become a commentator just like Ken Flo and the rest of them. Stop trying so hard for attention

485 days ago
22.

Marcos    

LOL. Chael Sonnen is worth less than 1% of whats the WWE is valued. Good luck getting a loan as no investors would need you as a partner when you only have peanuts in your bank account.

485 days ago
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Verbal Tap Podcast    

The following column takes a look at what would happen IF Chael did run the WWE, give it a view.

http://verbaltapcast.com/for-arguments-sake-chael-buys-the-wwe/

483 days ago
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