Rashad Evans Ready To ‘Let The Dog Out’ Against Chael Sonnen

September 10, 2013 9:23 am by bjpenn.com staff 5 Comments
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“It’s not manufactured (friendship), it’s not false, I really do like Chael. Chael is a real good guy, I like Chael a lot. But, when it comes down to fighting, it’s a business and I know that he is going to step into the cage 100-percent prepared for me, so I have to do the same. I can’t go in there, like, ‘Oh, that’s my buddy Chael.’ No, Chael is going to try to whoop me. Chael is going to whoop me and be able to brag on me so I got to go out there and do what I need to do.”

“Everyday. It’s not something I’ll try to find that night. I got to remember that this is why I’m doing this. See, the biggest thing that happened to me in my losses is that I forgot why I was doing this. I didn’t enjoy it anymore. I was at the point where I was just going through the motions. I didn’t enjoy the process because it’s all about the process. You got to really dig deep and love every single thing about the game. And the grind, the grind is where it’s at. So, I have to fall in love with that grind again. That grind is what brings that dog out. Because when I’m out there doing the work, I’m hitting that bag and making myself go until I can’t go no more or I want to pass out and I’m so dizzy and exhausted; when I do that, I know someone has to pay for that. So when my mindset is going like that, on fight night it becomes easy because I’ve been breeding that dog all through training camp and on fight night I get to let it out.”

In an interview with ‘The MMA Hour‘ former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rashad Evans, discussed his upcoming co-main event bout against Chael Sonnen set for UFC 167.

The two popular fighters spend hours together as Fox Sports analysts and they are putting their professional relationship and friendship aside to entertain MMA fans around the world.

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