Mark Munoz: 99 percent of Chael's talk is selling the fight, one percent is really himPosted on December 13, 2011, 08:23 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Mark Munoz will face Chael Sonnen in January, when the UFC presents their second event on FOX. The Middleweight bout will be included on a card that will be headlined by a Light Heavyweight fight between Rashad Evans and Phil Davis.
The bout between Munoz and Sonnen will mark the second straight fight for Sonnen where he has professed to have a friendship with his opponent. In fact, Sonnen and Munoz are under the same management team, MMA Incorporated.
When the topic of Sonnen and his well-known trash talk came up Munoz had the following to say, “It’s easy for me to push it away, me and Chael, we actually go way back, we got respect for each other and I don’t think he’s going to talk trash. Despite what everybody thinks Chael’s a good guy. We’re managed by the same manager and management team. We’re actually real cordial with one another.” Munoz then went on to say that, “About 99 percent (of Chael’s talk) is selling the fight, so it’s 1 percent him.”
Munoz also speaks about the importance of sponsorship, the potential of the Sonnen bout leading to a middleweight title bout, the mental aspect of fighting and more.