Chael: Fight with Vitor completes my career


Chael Sonnen recently sat down for an extended interview with Brazil's Gracie Mag.

Although Sonnen is scheduled to fight Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175 on July 5, talk turned to Vitor Belfort. Both Belfort and Sonnen are adapting to a post Testosterone Replacement Therapy landscape, and Sonnen thinks a scrap between the pair is inevitable.

"I think outside of Jon Jones, Vitor is the scariest guy in the UFC right now," said Sonnen, as transcribed by MMAFighting. "Vitor's and I's paths will cross. There's two guys that for my career to be complete, I have to fight. It's Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort. That's not a secret. The UFC will tell you the same thing. It has a number of times. Sooner or later that will happen, but in between now and then I'm not going to lie about what an incredible job Vitor has done, particularly in 2013."

"I get asked all the time whether I've been misunderstood by the fans. I have never asked the crowd for their approval and I will never start. I will never hope to walk into a room and be cheered. I'm OK with being booed. I will not pretend to be something that I'm not. I certainly won't do it to win the audience over. I've been myself and with that said I'm the biggest draw in the sport. I'm the highest paid fighter the UFC's had. Dana White just disclosed the biggest check he's ever written after a fight was to me. I'm not in this for the money and I'm not in it for the fame, but I do believe a person should just be themselves."


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UGPTT__IeatCOCKSforBreakfastAwYeah site profile image  

5/6/14 4:46 PM by UGPTT__IeatCOCKSforBreakfastAwYeah

*post trt sonnen.

komal site profile image  

5/6/14 4:32 PM by komal

He's joking obviously. The last ppv he was in did only 670k and that was a gsp card. He was a draw during the anderson feud but after that, people realized he can't back it up, they lost interest.

komal site profile image  

5/6/14 4:28 PM by komal

Lol Weidman would make Chael type to strikes again

BubblesNS site profile image  

5/6/14 4:18 PM by BubblesNS

I dont see Chael doing well against the champ or Lyoto.

Richie Muldanno site profile image  

5/6/14 4:15 PM by Richie Muldanno

Post trt vitor is free $$$ against sonnen

NutJobJim site profile image  

5/6/14 4:02 PM by NutJobJim

TRT Vitor knocks out Sonnen in the first.No idea what would happen with post TRT Vitor but if I had to put money on it I certainly wouldn't back Chael...

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

5/6/14 3:53 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

Lol VU

danas1fan site profile image  

5/6/14 3:53 PM by danas1fan

Chael wants to besmirch another legend with his grappling.

Bisping decisioned my SN site profile image  

5/6/14 3:53 PM by Bisping decisioned my SN

That's what I was thinking. Would be really impressive if true!

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5/6/14 3:27 PM by JimmersonzGlove

Winner gets a free injection