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Wednesday, 05/01/2013, 09:08 am

Sonnen Not Retiring Eyes Future At 205 Pounds, Won’t Rule Out Return To Middleweight


After last Saturday’s domination of Chael Sonnen at the hands of Jon Jones, many fans and pundits have been wondering if the sports best trash talker would return to action or settle into retirement.

During yesterday’s broadcast of UFC Tonight on FUEL TV, Chael Sonnen addressed this very issue:

“I’ll fight at 205. I’m not retiring. I’m 36 years old. I have a lot of goals and I’m not going to reach them if I retire. I don’t have a lot of options at 185. I’ve fought everyone in the top 10, including the champion a couple of times. So I moved up to 205, but I lost to the champ and it wasn’t a competitive enough match to warrant another chance. So what do I do? It was a lot better experience, not having to get the weight off. I’ll give up the size, but have a smile on my face. I could be talked into going back down if that’s where the fights are. The landscape changes quickly. I think there will be a big shakeup on July 4th weekend when Weidman gets his hands on Anderson.”

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