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.”
read entire article...
Related MMA gear from the UG Store