“Conor did everything right, Jose did everything wrong as he always does. He’s the worst drawing champion in the history of the UFC. Numbers don’t lie; he is the worst draw with the belt. He’s never made a pay-per-view bonus because he’s never met a minimum threshold. As much as these sound like insults to him, they’ve got him ranked as the No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world, and if I was on that ranking crew and got a vote, I would support it. But what makes him tick and what makes him go out there, I don’t know. It’s certainly not money. You would think (it was), because every interview he does all he does is bitch about money. He was staring 3.5 million dollars down the barrel and all he had to do was make weight, put his mouthpiece in and walk out when his music hit. And he elected not to do it, and I can tell you that a rib injury is about the most painful thing you can go through. I think it was a matter of him being tough enough and walking out there and giving his best performance on that night.”
That’s what former UFC fighter and current analyst Chael Sonnen had to say about Jose Aldo pulling out of UFC 189, when he talked to MMAJunkie Radio.
Sonnen says Aldo is the worst at drawing big numbers for the UFC and has never won a PPV bonus. Why do you think that’s the case?
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