What if Chael Sonnen and Dan Henderson Need to Fight? Randy Couture Thinks They Would


This UFC report is courtesy of MMAWeekly.com official content partner Bleacher Report:

Chael Sonnen vs Dan HendersonDuring my sophomore and junior years of high school I beat the crap out of one of my best buddies twice a week, regular as clockwork.

He was a great guy. If I felt like drinking beer during the offseason, he was one of the first dudes I called. Girls liked him better than me, so he was worth hanging out with just for that reason alone.

But he wanted my spot on the varsity wrestling lineup. So, when it came down to it, I was perfectly happy to grind him into the mat. He didn’t take it personally.

Now, I’m talking about a level of competition that was light years below what happens during the Olympic trials. We were a small school in a small state.

But it’s the exact same attitude MMA legend Randy Couture was referring to when he spoke about the possibility of a Chael Sonnen-Dan Henderson fight during a recent Cage Junkies interview. Addressing the possibility of a potential fight between Henderson and Sonnen, Couture said:

“Yeah I think they’d fight. They’ve wrestled each other for a spot on the Olympic team, they’re wrestlers at the end of the day and now they’re fighters, they’re professionals, this is what we do.”

I’ve heard Couture make similar statements often over the years. Again and again, the always affable Captain America has explained that fighting a guy he likes is no big deal because he’s used to competing against some of his best friends in the wrestling room.

Now, there is surely a difference between punching a guy in the face and taking him down and pinning his shoulders to the mat. But if you think the difference is that substantial, then I have to say you have probably never wrestled… (Click here to read more)

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

Related News

  • 23 days ago
  • 1338 views

Former UFC middleweight and current ESPN MMA analyst Chael Sonnen breaks down the much-anticipated UFC 182 main event title fight between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. It's late in the afternoon on N read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 22 views

Dan Henderson discusses the Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier fight and looks ahead to his UFC on FOX 14 bout against Gegard Mousasi. read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 11 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy Couture played a significant role in helping ZUFFA turn a company that was $2 million in the red into a gl read news >>

  • 12 days ago
  • 116 views

UFC Fight Night 59 is set to pop off this Sunday (Jan. 18, 2015) from the TD Garden in Boston, Mass., airing live on FOX Sports 1. The event will be headlined by an intriguing featherweight bout that read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 3 views

The UFC’s fourth event in Sweden will be its biggest yet as Stockholm’s Tele2Arena plays host to UFC on FOX 14, the second stadium show in company history, on Saturday. Go inside the numbers.Filed un read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 7 views

Gerard Mousasi faces former UFC and PRIDE champ Dan Henderson in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 14 and hopes a win will put him back on the path toward a title shot. read news >>

  • 4 days ago
  • 45 views

STOCKHOLM -- Dan Henderson talks about his UFC on FOX 14 fight against Gegard Mousasi, dropping down to 185 pounds, his last fight against Daniel Cormier, the state of his career, and more. read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 0 views

Don't tell Dan "Hendo" Henderson he's 44 years old. Don't remind him he's lost four of his last five bouts, two in brutal fashion. Don't tell him it seems increasingly obvious the sport is passing hi read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 9 views

STOCKHOLM – Dan Henderson will fight at middleweight for the first time in nearly five years on Saturday when he takes on Gegard Mousasi in UFC on FOX 14’s co-main event.Filed under: Featured, News, read news >>