“Let’s not forget, Chris Weidman dominated him on the ground and then got up and dominated on the feet. This was not a close fight. It was also the worst Chris Weidman I’ve ever seen. I’ve never seen Chris Weidman fight so poorly. He slowed down significantly. When he was on top in the first round, it was off a very sloppy takedown. He gave up position going for a very reckless submission. He was taking a couple of kicks. He just didn’t fight very well, and he still dominated and ended with a finish inside seven minutes.
You have to understand, in the history of combat, never, not one time ever, ever, ever has a rematch ever favored the older fighter. There’s a ten-year age gap here. It will be amazing if Anderson can beat him.
Anderson Silva is a very smart fighter. He’s very skilled. He’s very experienced. I just don’t think he wants to be in there. They asked him right after he lost, and he openly said ‘my time as champion is done.’ And I believe him.”
In THIS RECENT INTERVIEW, Chael Sonnen discussed a number of topics with the media in England this week. Including the pending rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.