Sonnen: 'I always like to look past a guy'


Chael Sonnen has a very tough fight in Mauricio Rua at this Saturday's UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event in Boston, however that doesn't keep the outspoken fighter from thinking abou what's next, after he wins:

Win or lose against Mauricio Rua (21-7 MMA, 5-5 UFC) in their five-rounder, Sonnen (27-13-1 MMA, 6-6 UFC) has said, his next fight may very well take place back at middleweight. For anyone else, that might make this light heavyweight title pretty meaningless. It's not for a title or even to determine who'll get the next crack at one. It's two fighters coming off losses, one of whom does not even plan to remain in the division, and yet it's must-see TV because Sonnen says it is. Same with the next one and the next one after that, all of which Sonnen seems to be setting up for himself even before this one is over and done with.

"I always like to look past a guy," Sonnen explained. "It's a good way to not have to spend too much time thinking about the same guy, where you worry and grow stale."

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ABE FROMAN site profile image  

8/13/13 10:01 AM by ABE FROMAN

Context or not, the board would be shut down.

Aaron Becker site profile image  

8/13/13 9:54 AM by Aaron Becker

you obviously didn't listen to it in context

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

8/13/13 9:31 AM by ABE FROMAN

If Jon Jones had said this the board would be shut down.

MysteriousNinjaFromMars site profile image  

8/13/13 9:23 AM by MysteriousNinjaFromMars

1st round sub imo and I like sonnen but he is just doesnt have it at 205.

Aaron Becker site profile image  

8/13/13 9:06 AM by Aaron Becker

did you not listen to the whole interview and just comment like a moron like the UG intended you to do?

Aaron Becker site profile image  

8/13/13 8:55 AM by Aaron Becker

you're an idiot. Did you know his reasoning? He comes from a wrestling background and is used to a tournament where the guy you're facing isn't going to be the only guy you need to get by to get what you want

JStrongMMA site profile image  

8/13/13 8:54 AM by JStrongMMA

Hey dipshit...since when is a 27-13-1 record when fighting the best guys in the world shitty?

Nasz site profile image  

8/13/13 8:09 AM by Nasz

He looks past a guy? Well thats why he has a SHIT fight record as an MMA fighter.He s a clown!

Ip Man 81 site profile image  

8/12/13 9:24 PM by Ip Man 81

This isn't a belt fight, you do know that right? Have you by chance heard of Jon Jones?

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

8/12/13 9:12 PM by PeaceThroughStrength

Selling your ass on a street corner will not make you a millionaire or get you a gig commentating for fox.