Chael Sonnen to Sage Steele on SportsCenter: ‘Can I touch your hair?’ (Video)

Chael-Sonnen-Sage-Steele-hairChael Sonnen is one of the most entertaining characters in mixed martial arts. The main reason for that is that it seems like he has no filter. Sonnen says whatever is on his mind, whether the timing is appropriate or not. Need an example? Look not further than Tuesday’s edition of SportsCenter.

Sonnen was smack-dab in the middle of discussing his upcoming fight against Jon Jones with Sage Steele when an impulse came over him.

“Can I touch your hair?” he asked Steele. “Can I feel…”

The most surprising part? She actually let him do it. Kudos to Steele for handling the incredibly bizarre moment with poise. Sonnen went on to try to explain why he asked.

“I love your hair, by the way,” he said. “Has this ever happened before? Because everybody that has sat in this chair is thinking it, I can assure you. That’s real hair, people. And it’s very soft, I might add.”

Looks like someone’s in a good mood despite their opponent recently accusing them of cheating throughout their entire career. Saturday night’s fight should be entertaining and Sonnen probably isn’t done talking yet, but my money is on Jones.

Video via Barstool Sports

Did Sage Steele and Jalen Rose get caught on live TV making plans for a date? (Video)

Now, we want to preface this post by saying that Sage Steele is married and we hope nothing sordid is going on here. But when a live camera during SportsCenter on Friday hilariously cuts to her in Miami looking awfully flirty with a trying-to-play-it-cool Jalen Rose while he makes plans with her to go to popular South Beach restaurant Prime One Twelve, you can’t help but to think some Don Draper business is going on between these two kids. Yes, Lindsay Czarniak. “The magic of television,” indeed.

And for the second time in a week we’re seeing the risk of broadcasting live.

UPDATE: Rose would like the “shock media” to know he and Steele will be two of a handful of colleagues attending the dinner:

Sounds more fun than ESPN’s NBA Finals pregame show.

H/T The Big Lead
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