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Chael Sonnen sick of the lying in MMA

UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen once again lived up to his reputation as a sliver-tongued scrapper this week during a segment of “Chael’s Corner” on UFC Tonight where he took his peers to task over a topic many would argue he himself is quite familiar with – lying. Sonnen made it clear he isn’t necessarily concerned about things his fellow fighters say to help promote future pairings so much as their lack of general honesty with the public.

“There’s a tremendous difference with what fighters say versus what fighters mean,” began Sonnen before going into a full-fledged rant. “For example, ‘I don’t want to leave it in the hands of the judges,’ means, ‘I didn’t train to go three rounds.’”

Sonnen listed off a variety of other instances involving similar misinformation, then turned his focus towards fighters who don’t give full credit to opponents they’ve faced as a way of acting tough instead of being completely open on the subject.

“I don’t understand why fighters don’t just talk plainly. In my last fight I took on a gentleman named Michael Bisping. He hit me very hard and it hurt a lot. And people were shocked that I’d admit that. Because they’re all so used to lying,” Sonnen explained of his January 28 meeting with the talented Brit. “Well guess what, if a guy hits you hard and it hurts, is your ego so small that you can’t pay him a compliment? Is your ego so fragile that you can’t say, ‘Look, I had my bell rung in the middle of a fist fight’? It kinda seems like a normal thing to happen to me. I expect to be hit hard. I expect to be kicked hard. I don’t need to hide from those things.”

If only he extended the same courtesy to Triangle Choke finishes at the end of a fight…

Check out the complete video from Sonnen below:


  • Rece Rock says:

    Well watching that clip was a waste of time…

  • moosebaby02 says:

    he really likes hearing his own voice

  • MMA-LOGIC says:

    Wow!!!!! I actually agree with something that clown said. I hate all the fake shit attached to fighting. All the false modesty, the fake hype or how fighters pretend to hate their next opponent and all the pushing at the weigh ins. Some of it may actually be real but becuz of all of the fake stuff it all may as well be staged. I find it so refreshing when a fighter says something real but it is rare.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    i still dont really understand why the UFC support him so much. this is the same guy who got suspended for PED’s and has a criminal background right? and he’s the only guy who pretty much gets his own segment on behalf of the UFC?
    i dont get it, great example for young fighters eh

  • MickeyC says:

    Cuse he is funny, people watch. Same reason that they put togeather fights like Brock/ Couture when title shots were not earned. Why faber gets a title shot every other fight. Its what the majority wants. It sells.


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