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Chael Sonnen, with at least a 70-pound weight advantage, takes on Cat Zingano in an arm wrestling match

Kevin Iole
Cagewriter

You have to hand it to Chael Sonnen: The guy's pretty much willing to try anything. This time, Sonnen, the host of the Fox Sports 1 show "UFC Tonight" and a middleweight/light heavyweight fighter in the UFC, took on Cat Zingano in an arm-wrestling contest.

Zingano, whose knee injury in training cost her a bout with UFC women's bantamweight champion "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey as well as a stint as a coach on "The Ultimate Fighter," was happy to give it a shot.

Surely Sonnen in fighting shape couldn't lose to a woman who weighs at least 70 pounds less than he does ... or could he?

Former UFC fighter Kenny Florian, who serves as Sonnen's co-host, made sure to get in and ensure that their grips were fair.

As Florian was trying to get them to keep their wrists straight, Sonnen looked up and said, "None of this over the top stuff. I want a straight match."

When Florian tells them to begin, it's clear that Zingano's arm and shoulder muscles are straining. Sonnen, who is wearing a sport coat, is grimacing.

Sonnen does appear to be giving an effort judging from the way he's grimacing, but that's going to be up to each individual to decide.

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