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Chael Sonnen assured he beat Anderson Silva in boxing match, needs ‘overrated’ Jorge Masvidal subsequent

Chael Sonnen is already writing more checks with his mouth. Not moments after the conclusion of an odd five-round boxing match in Brazil against longtime rival Anderson Silva, Sonnen was up to his old tricks on the microphone. There was no official winner due to the bout being booked as an exhibition, but Silva appeared

Chael Sonnen assured he beat Anderson Silva in boxing match, needs ‘overrated’ Jorge Masvidal subsequent

Chael Sonnen is already writing extra checks together with his mouth.

Not moments after the conclusion of an odd five-round boxing match in Brazil towards longtime rival Anderson Silva, Sonnen was as much as his outdated methods on the microphone. There was no official winner as a result of bout being booked as an exhibition, however Silva appeared to get the higher of Sonnen over 5 rounds. MMA Fighting scored the fight 50-45 in Silva’s favor.

That wasn’t how Sonnen noticed it.

“I assumed I received the primary three rounds,” Sonnen mentioned in a post-fight media scrum. “You must perceive, he let me win the primary one. He all the time lets me win the primary spherical. That’s one in every of his methods, he feels you out. He lets all people win the primary spherical, and I did the identical factor in Rounds 2 and three that I did within the first spherical.

“However I slipped someplace within the fourth spherical, after which they introduced the physician in in some unspecified time in the future as a result of I had a bloody nostril or one thing. It’s like, come on, you’re making this look method worse than it’s. It was three rounds to 2, I assumed I received that struggle.”

Sonnen has usually boasted that he’s not solely undefeated (if truth be told, he owns a 31-17-1 in MMA), however that he additionally received the higher of Silva of their earlier UFC fights. At UFC 117, Sonnen dominated Silva together with his grappling for greater than 20 minutes earlier than Silva caught him with a triangle armbar submission within the fifth spherical. Of their rematch at UFC 148, Silva defeated Sonnen by second-round TKO.

Along with his liberal interpretation of how fights are scored, Sonnen defined how he nonetheless has the benefit over “The Spider.”

“You must perceive, the final two fights, whether or not I prefer it or not, had been stoppage losses, so a draw is an enormous step in the best path,” Sonnen mentioned. “Alternatively, of the six accomplished rounds I’ve had with Anderson Silva, I received all six. He has by no means received a spherical towards me, that’s a actuality.

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“Tonight, he received rounds, so large deal for me to get a draw, large deal for him to win a spherical.”

Whereas Silva is but to disclose his plans following his third struggle with Sonnen, there isn’t any uncertainty on Sonnen’s aspect as to what’s subsequent. He needs a bit of fellow former UFC star Jorge Masvidal.

“This complete factor was simply a part of the method,” Sonnen mentioned. “I’m boxing Jorge Masvidal. I received referred to as out for that struggle, I’ve agreed to that struggle, this was all a part of the coaching course of, and I realized some stuff tonight. Anderson, when he will get going, he tricked me quite a lot of instances, and I don’t prefer to get tricked in there. I prefer to see that stuff coming. However, I imply, he would transfer a technique and hit you with the opposite, he’d present you the best hand after which hit you with the left. He was very tough and he was very quick.

“I solely say that as a result of the man is the higher a part of 50. If he’s tricking me to the purpose that he can get a few of these fingers on me, I’m going to should respect Jorge Masvidal a bit bit greater than I wished to.”

At present, Masvidal is booked to struggle Nate Diaz in a boxing match on July 6. Masvidal has usually traded public barbs with Sonnen, to which Sonnen hasn’t shied away from responding.

When Masvidal’s enterprise with Diaz is resolved, Sonnen expects the previous “BMF” champion to comply with up on all of the discuss and meet him within the ring.

“Masvidal’s a bit bit overrated, in all equity, inside his personal thoughts,” Sonnen mentioned. “I can’t bear in mind the final time that he received a struggle. He gave me a risk, he mentioned, ‘I received’t even use my proper hand. I’ll put that within the contract.’ I’m like, ‘OK, silly, put that within the contract. I didn’t ask for that, however go forward and put that in there.’ Then he talks about, ‘I’m going to pay you $10 million.’ Properly, I didn’t ask for $10 million, however once more, silly, put that within the contract. Simply preserve speaking.

“It simply retains getting worse for Jorge Masvidal. There’s some individuals you play with, there’s some individuals you don’t; put me within the class of ‘don’t.’ Don’t problem me except you wish to struggle me.”

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