UFC no. 1 middleweight title contender Chael Sonnen talks about his upcoming UFC 117 main event bout against current champ Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. He admits that Silva may be better than him on paper, but that’s not going to stop him from standing strong and fight his heart out all five rounds.
From Chael Sonnen:
“At the end of the day, he’s still going to be better than me. He’s still going to punch better than me and kick better. He’s going to have a black belt in jiu-jitsu and I’m gonna have no belt in jiu-jitsu. But who cares? Who cares who is better? In 25 minutes, it’s a matter of who is tougher, who can stand out there and go harder for a longer amount of time. Who can be hurt and stay in the fight anyway. Who’s going to get tired and stay in the fight anyway. That’s really it. He’s gonna be better, and I’m fine with that. He’s going to hurt me when he punches me, and I’m fine with that. But I’m gonna walk straight up to him, put him on his ass and beat a hole in his face. And as long as this sport has been around, that strategy has never been beaten.”