Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder has gone on the offense towards Chael Sonnen.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ made headlines earlier this month for difficult Francis Ngannou to a two-fight collection. ‘The Predator’ famously exited the UFC final month after failing to come back to phrases on a brand new contract. Ngannou later hinted at a transfer to the boxing ring, with a return tentatively set for July.
Nevertheless, the boxer has completely different plans in thoughts. For his two-fight collection with Ngannou, he want to compete in MMA. The primary bout would come within the boxing ring, with the second within the cage. For his half, Ngannou later confirmed interest within the concept on Twitter.
That being mentioned, Chael Sonnen isn’t an enormous fan of the concept. In a current video printed on his YouTube channel, ‘The American Gangster’ blasted Deontay Wilder. The previous UFC title challenger particularly took challenge with the primary matchup going down in boxing slightly than MMA. Within the video, he dubbed the boxer a coward.
In an interview with 78SportsTV, the previous heavyweight champion responded to these feedback. There, Wilder made it clear he’s unsure who Sonnen is, however is bound he’s a depressing individual. He additionally provided to combat Ngannou first in MMA, slightly than boxing.
“Who is that this man once more? Once you’re profitable, you don’t take heed to the whispers or depressing individuals’s cries.” Deontay Wilder said within the interview. “I don’t take heed to these issues. I’ve been travelling an excessive amount of, I’ve been dealing with enterprise, I’ve been feeding my household. I haven’t been sitting round worrying in regards to the foolishness, or the sounds of silly individuals. For me, as a result of I don’t make no cash off of foolishness, I don’t entertain it. However I would want to begin getting me a podcast and begin making me some cash off of YouTube.” (h/t TalkSport)
He continued, “However that’s simply one other human being, a depressing individual. That’s simply what he feels, I don’t really feel an excessive amount of emotion about what individuals say. If somebody needs to come back out and possibly get clicks on his podcast or no matter he tries to do, then hey, extra energy to him. However we all know what we’ve acquired occurring.”
“Why not do boxing? Why not do MMA? I mentioned they at all times come to boxing, I might love to come back to MMA too, so what’s the cowardly factor? No matter sport goes first, it doesn’t matter. No matter enterprise goes first, it doesn’t matter. Whether or not we do MMA first or boxing first.”
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