It’s Just Chael Being Chael
Blood Elbow – Chael Sonnen is in Las Vegas on a different role, now covering UFC 194 as part of the media with ESPN. The former UFC title contender did speak to MMA Fighting about the main event, where he gave his thoughts on Aldo vs McGregor.
“I’m not positive Jose Aldo is going make weight for this fight,” Sonnen said. “If he can find a way out of this fight right now, he will take it. The problem is, he’s here, and he’s healthy. His last chance to get out of this, or at least have his title on the line, or at least have the full fiver, is to not make weight.”
“So until I see him on the scale, I’m not going to buy it. He’s clearly scared of Conor. He’s already pulled out of this fight once.”
He also connected this to about Aldo’s reluctance to do much media during the build up to this fight.
“One of the reasons you get into the UFC, is you want people watching,” he said. “When you have an athlete, who does everything he can to make sure people don’t tune in… You have an athlete, who does everything he can to make sure people don’t know when, where, how to get tickets, where the PPV is… That’s not a great sign.”
“If you are going to whip my ass, you’re going to want people to watch… Jose Aldo will do everything he can to make sure nobody is on the TV on Saturday night, and I haven’t seen anything like it.”
Sonnen went on to repeat his previous statements. He states Conor is also “feathering his nest” for a defeat, and that both men seem to be so scared of each other, and so sure they’re both going to lose.
I think Chael is a little jealous of the publicity this fight is getting and wants to be remembered as the guy that says crazy things…so he goes out there and makes a ridiculous statement. I get when you talk as much trash as Conor does and win as much as Jose, has the pressure is immense. These guys do this for a living and when you play this game you need to live up to the hype or suffer a Ronda Rousey type of fall. There is a saying that goes “It is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all”. I apologize, the quote is kind of girly but you do these things because it is better to have been at the top of the fight world and lost than to have never been in the fight at all…or maybe Chael is right and Jose will miss weight. Either way, this inspirational piece of writing I just pulled off should be nominated for a Golden Globe or something. I just showed I can do it all. I am a true Mixed Martial Artist of the blogging world.