UFC Quick Quote: 'Evolved' Chael Sonnen is not a fool on the ground


Might be time to re-think all those submission losses in MMA...

"It won't be easy... He has evolved and that's natural. If you fight MMA, you should know jiu-jitsu. That's a fact. That's why he trains jiu-jitsu like every other MMA fighter. Evolution is a consequence of training, and he has evolved a lot. I will train and fight by the rules, going for the submission on top or from the bottom. Who knows, maybe he'll pull guard. I have to be ready for every situation. If people think that (I will beat him up easily), I'm happy to hear that. But I see him as every other opponent. I must respect him and be ready for every situation in the fight to be able to win. He has competed at the highest level because he's a world-class wrestler, and in my opinion that's grappling. He's not a fool on the ground."

Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Andre Galvao (via MMA Fighting) is not going to underestimate retired Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight Chael Sonnen, who agreed to headline the upcoming Metamoris 4 jiu-jitsu tournament scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. That's because Sonnen has "evolved" as an athlete, perhaps evidenced by submission wins over Brian Stann and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, and should not be taken lightly on the mats. In addition, "The American Gangster" is likely to have a distinct size advantage over the his welterweight counterpart. Sonnen, who was forced to call it quits earlier this month in the wake of a failed drug test, has been labeled a "perfect fit" for Metamoris, and once again finds himself paired off against one of Brazil's finest. Who ya' got?

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 15 days ago
  • 6 views

Pro-Wrestling legend Jim Ross and former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen pair up to announce the upcoming Battleground MMA PPV in October. After expressing a keen interest in announcing an MMA even read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 9 views

Retired two-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen may be done inside the Octagon, but that doesn't mean his passion for combat sports has completely faded. On Thursday, The American Gangster tweeted read news >>

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 views

Former UFC top contender Chael Sonnen was promoted to purple belt in jiu jitsu. Multiple-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has been working on his jiujitsu lately after a lengthy ban from mixed read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 21 views

TULSA – Chas Skelly scored a quick submission win over Tom Niinimaki to score the quickest victory of his pro career.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

Many of the most timeless submissions in the history of MMA unfolded unexpectedly. Anderson Silva's fifth-round triangle armbar of Chael Sonnen was a classic stunner simply because it spoiled a seemi read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 9 views

Jim Ross, a pro wrestling Hall of Fame announcer who has made no secret about his desire to broadcast mixed martial arts, will be teaming with controversial fighter Chael Sonnen, in doing the broadca read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 views

Jim Ross, better known by most professional wrestling fans as “Good Ol’ J.R.,” will partner with former Ultimate Fighting Championship star Chael Sonnen to commentate the upcoming B read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 views

Two of the most colorful characters on the microphone in recent memory are set to team up and announce an MMA pay-per-view next month. Chael Sonnen, a two-time UFC title challenger and former Fox Spo read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 2 views

Jim Ross, better known by most professional wrestling fans as “Good Ol’ J.R.,” will partner with former Ultimate Fighting Championship star Chael Sonnen to commentate the upcoming B read news >>