Sonnen: Bout with Jones stopped early
“I do think it was stopped too early. I was surprised when they stopped the fight,” said Sonnen during a question and answer session during the UFC Fan Expo leading up to UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman.
Sonnen did not protest the stoppage when it happened, but has said he was defending himself when the referee called a halt to the fight.
“Anytime you’re in that type of competition, whether you agree with it or you don’t agree with it, you get up and you walk out because those are the rules,” he said. “I’ve won plenty of fights where they stopped them too early, so it goes both ways. Yes, it was stopped too early.”