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.
From Around the Web

Related News

Michael Bisping: Giving Fans What They Came to See

  • 10 days ago
  • 0 views

Much like his fighting style, Michael Bisping’s nickname has evolved into a multi-faceted entity. While “The Count” was originally a nod to his ancestry, it has since become a descriptor of the guara read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Michael Bisping won't rematch a washed up, decrepit Dan Henderson

  • 11 days ago
  • 44 views

"That fight was six years ago, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Somebody said recently, ‘Would you like a rematch with Dan Henderson?' I said, ‘I wouldn't lower myself to a rematch with Dan Hen read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: One phone call from Dana White and Matt Hughes is BACK!

  • 15 days ago
  • 7 views

"For Dana White to say 'come back,' that's all it would take, is a phone call from Dana, and I would be back. I'm a little old, I'm 41 years old. I'd have to be careful with my opponent. But I'm stil read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Joanna Jedrzejczyk confident she can become multi-division champion

  • 16 days ago
  • 3 views

"I'm going to stay at 115. In the future, if they're going to make a new division for 125, then I'm going to move and I'm going to be champion again. And then I will think about 135, but we will see. read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida is an upgraded version of Michael Bisping

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

Backhanded compliment? "Lyoto is so different to a lot of guys. He is predominantly a stand-up guy with a good ground game and decent wrestling. An upgraded version of Michael Bisping, maybe? This fi read news >>

UFC Quick Quote: CM Punk says MMA debut is 'about me and not anyone else,' if you don't like it then don't watch

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

CM Punk has heard enough from his detractors The people who are mad or think this is an embarrassment to the UFC or the sport? I used to not be able to ride a bike. So when I was learning how to ride read news >>

Dana White talks Bellator, Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones and more with Bas Rutten

  • 21 days ago
  • 567 views

Dana White talks Bellator, Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones and more with Bas Rutten read news >>

Georges St-Pierre: 'Conor McGregor can back up what he says'

  • 23 days ago
  • 249 views

Former long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre joined Chael Sonnen on his 'You're Welcome' podcast where he discussed the intensifying feud between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. Fighter read news >>

Georges St-Pierre Talks UFC Return with Chael Sonnen, Says He Could Be 'On Top'

  • 24 days ago
  • 173 views

Georges St-Pierre's UFC return remains a mystery, and the former welterweight champ himself is now fueling the intrigue. In the past three weeks alone, conflicting reports have emerged regarding St-P read news >>