Sonnen: I've always struggled at 205

 

Chael Sonnen is a company man, so when the UFC needed a lightheavyweight to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 167, Sonnen didn't hesitate. However, Sonnen is a natural middleweight and Evans proved too much for Sonnen:

“I had one problem tonight and that is I fought someone who’s a better fighter than I am,” Sonnen said on the UFC Post Fight show on Fox Sports. “I thought there was spots I could beat him. I come up short in my last three fights in that exact same position. I gotta work on that.”

Sonnen’s last three fights have been at light heavyweight with a record of 1-2. It is unclear what weight his scheduled match-up with fellow The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Series 3 coach Wanderlei Silva will take place at.

“I’ve always struggled at 205 to get used to the weight. I can do better than that, but I’m going to have to go back to 185,” Sonnen continued. “That’s where I can do my best work; I can scramble and not get held in these positions.”

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KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/19/13 6:28 PM by KingofBJJ

He only "struggles" when he get's man handled.

TenElevenTwelve site profile image  

11/19/13 5:32 PM by TenElevenTwelve

He didn't struggle much against Shogun!

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11/19/13 5:12 PM by nolabrum

You guys are some Chael haters up in here. If this piece of shit iPhone app didn't keep freezing up on me id explain to you why it is you are wrong, but I will have to wait till I get home and type it up from my computer.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/19/13 4:46 PM by KingofBJJ

Yup it is Amazing.  Only in the circus we call the UFC can a goon like that prosper. He may just yet defeat Silva, whose body is war worn and is probably aged 40+ as opposed to his true age. BTW folks, yes Chael fought for years as a LHW before dropping to MW.  As usual, if you don' t bother to research you teens will believe anything he says. Tomorrow he'll say he is the President of the USA, and most of you will be like "Really"? and go back to playing your PS3 or XBOX 360.

KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/19/13 4:46 PM by KingofBJJ

Yup it is Amazing.  Only in the circus we call the UFC can a goon like that prosper. He may just yet defeat Silva, whose body is war worn and is probably aged 40+ as opposed to his true age. BTW folks, yes Chael fought for years as a LHW before dropping to MW.  As usual, if you don' t bother to research you teens will believe anything he says. Tomorrow he'll say he is the President of the USA, and most of you will be like "Really"? and go back to playing your PS3 or XBOX 360.

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

11/19/13 9:36 AM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Did lhw exist in 97?

MainelyBJJ site profile image  

11/19/13 7:52 AM by MainelyBJJ

U sure about that?

FingerorMoon site profile image  

11/18/13 5:14 PM by FingerorMoon

Probably right but its genius when you think about it.The guy is stringing together a series of main events and big paycheques based on his mouth and a LOSS to Anderson Silva.Every now and then he'll pull one off such as that amazing victory vs Shogun but he is generally getting crushed in the big fights (Silva2, Jones, Evans) .... but is always planning ahead for the next big event regardless of winning or losing.He has at least 2 big events left perhaps 3 if he does well enough.

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11/18/13 4:26 PM by eXtv

But being bigger is actually a disadvantage, right Chael? What was that you were saying?Stay down at 185, but you'll probably get chewed up there too since it's gotten a whole lot more stacked since you left.

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11/18/13 4:21 PM by KingofBJJ

UG said, "Chael is a natural middleweight". ------------------   HAW! HAW! HAW!!  Someone didn't do any research.  Sonnen came into the MMA scene fighting at LHW.