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Friday, 07/19/2013, 09:29 am

Sonnen: ‘Shogun is legend I admire’

“You know what, Rua seems like a really great guy. He’s one of the few legends that are still fighting, and anytime you get old and you retire from the sport there’s been an instant assignment of legend status. He truly is a legend; I admire him, I admire what he’s done in the ring. He’s good, he’s not me, but he is very good.”

In a recent interview with The Sport Hub, UFC on FS 1 headliner, Chael Sonnen praised his upcoming opponent, Shogun Rua, and in very rare fashion had nothing bad to say about him at all. Is Sonnen losing his touch?



25 Responses to “Sonnen: ‘Shogun is legend I admire’”

  1. silver spider says:

    He’s good, he’s not me, but he is very good. HAHA he’s not losing his touch at all

  2. KIDD433 says:

    Shogun 1st or 2nd second round. TKO,or maybe even a heel hook.

  3. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    Rua is washed up he doesn’t stand a chance. Sonnen by mauling. Even though both of these dudes are old news. More of a Legends division fight.

  4. 757 says:

    Sonnen doesn’t maul anyone he hits like a little kid. Yeah he can take him down but he is going to drummed like HEndo did in the 4th and 5th against Shogun. Only difference is Hendo is about 10 times as tough. Sonnen is getting folded up like a tent in this one….round 2 or 3 knockout

  5. Nick says:

    I see Rua gassing out by 2nd and Sonnen not doing much about it until the end of the 5th.

  6. Ddddddd says:

    He hasn’t budged. What he said about Silva was proven to be right by Weidman. I think he’s galvanizing his constant self. At least Sonnen saves his acting skills for interviews and commentation rather than disrespecting the buyers on pay per view. Sonnen is like Mike Tyson but not really crazy in his ability to hype fights. He has made a lot of people money and helped sharpen the promotion skills on a lot of fighters in MMA. Sho Gun is a monster and if his style spells your defeat your funked. I wish he could gameplan better because if he could he might be unstoppable.

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