Sonnen: I am the most dominant fighter in the history of this sportPosted on July 5, 2012, 07:14 PM by Mike Searson
MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant interviewed an unusually reserved Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 open workouts in Las Vegas. In what has been billed as the fight (or at least the rematch) of the year against Anderson Silva, Sonnen, surprisingly claims that he still has to lose 20 pounds before tomorrow's weigh-ins: "I am 20lbs over and have 24 hours to go, I'm going to go through a lot of discomfort, but I'll make the weight."
When asked about Anderson Silva's comments about Sonnen recently, in response to Sonnen's trash-talking, the challenger seemed to take them all in stride: "I thought everything he said he was appropriate. He referenced beating children and he's taken heat for that in the media and I don't think that he should. I don't think that's how he meant it at all. I don't know him, but I am sure he is a good father. In his defense, I thought what he said about beating children was taken out of context and not what he meant at all."
Bryant asked Sonnen who he would like to fight next if he defeats Silva, to which he responded: "I like easy fights, if I can rematch Anderson, that would be most ideal. If Vitor (Belfort) can beat somebody that wasn't either an invalid or 170 pounder and we could trick the world into thinking he was relevant that would be nice. i like the easy fights. I've had the hard fights like Stann, Okami and Bisping, bring on the easy fights."
As for Silva and Michael Bisping's comments about Sonnen not being a very hard striker, the contender said he did not care and that was not his job, he then responded: "I've never lost a round in MMA, I have no equal. You won't find one scoring card that's gone against me. If you combined all my fights and set a stopwatch, you would not find one minute where I lost. I am the most dominant fighter in the history of this sport."