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Steven Seagal "Chael Last Time Had An Extremely Unfair Advantage" Over Anderson Silva | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
The Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch is just around the corner so its only natural for the inventor of the front kick Steven Seagal to have his say on the rematch. Here’s what he had to say in an interview with The MMA Hour.

Seagal feels Sonnen had an “extremely unfair advantage” in the first bout with Silva and feels this time Silva will defeat Sonnen.

“Chael last time had an extremely unfair advantage. Because, you know, that whole deal with I don’t know what it’s called, steroids, or whatever, performance-enhancing drugs or whatever. … I think this time, probably he’ll be a little more careful with that, and I think that will even the playing field. Let’s just say this, I think this time, they’re both going to be at their best. I don’t think there’s going to be any controversy, I don’t think there’s going to be any injuries. I think two great fighters are going to go out there and have it out, and I think my guy’s going to win. My guy’s going to win handily this time.”

Seagal also gave his opinion on Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones but feels like Lyoto Machida is clearly a better fighter than Jones.

“I respect every fighter that goes out to the Octagon, I don’t think (Jones’) punches or kicks landed well. Do I think he punches or kicks well? No, not at all, and that’s just my opinion. He’s a very big guy, he’s like a heavyweight. He’s 6-4, very athletic and very strong. Is he a better fighter than Lyoto? No. Not even close. But that doesn’t mean he can’t win.”

When asked if a bout between Jones and Anderson would make sense.

“It’s such a huge difference in strength and size and weight. I don’t know what’s fascinating for fans to see. And I said (Jones) is a heavyweight. He said he was going to challenge Junior dos Santos, if he really said that, he should do it. He’s already cleaned out the (light heavyweight) division, there’s no one left to fight him.”

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39 Responses to “Steven Seagal "Chael Last Time Had An Extremely Unfair Advantage" Over Anderson Silva | UFC News”

  1. Pancho says:

    He knows Andersons scared of Jones. He said the same thing Silva said

  2. Bjj BB says:

    Well theres no point in doing all them flashy movies that machida does if he cant win, and yet you say machida is a better fighter then jones? So that says machida sucks if he cant beat a guy who is a lesser fighter right? Segal is a washed up actor, and yes i know he really can fight but what you said about jones has to be the dumbest shit i ever heard due to fact that machida lost and had fights where his kicks looked like shit, then jones kicks may not have looked as gud when fighting machida but i bet that elbow, left punch and choke out did..lmmfao!!

  3. Xaninho says:

    I think he’s right about Jones, Jones is technically not the best fighter. He’s winning because he has physical advantages that make it hard for the smaller, technically better fighters to defeat him.

    I do have to give Jones props for utilizing his crazy reach very well. Struve outreaches everyone as well, but doesn’t nearly use it as good as Jones is using it.

    Anderson isn’t scared of Jones. He is obviously the much better fighter technically, but physically there are too many disadvantages right now. Jones is 24, alot bigger and has freakishly long limbs.

    I think Silva would have fought him if he were still in his 20’s. But he’s not, he’s almost 38. He has nothing to gain by fighting Jones at this time in his career.

    • CoCiO says:

      +100 see smaller guys moving up to fight him many of times, but you don’t see anyone talking about HIM moving up to fight someone like Cain or JDS. He’s still young and growing into his frame. Might as well move up after Hendo, if not take on Gustafsson (this dude needs a little more time to be great but every knows he’ll be there) or even Phil Davis.

      • 11bangbang says:

        Xaninho, I know your a big Silva fan answer this for me why does Silva not want to fight Jones but is all over fighting the much smaller shorter GSP? I was a big fan of Silvas myself until I saw all that play out.

        PS you will notice I did not call you any choice words or accuse you of living in your moms basement as is the norm on this site because there are so many tough guys!! LOL I legitimately want your take on this.

    • 11bangbang says:

      Xaninho just in case you didn’t see this:
      Anderson Silva on Fighting JBJ
      I don’t plan on moving up in weight anymore. He’s in a different weight (class). I train with bigger guys, such as Lyoto Machida and Big Nog and I know how complicated it is. …Every time I see Jones I tell him to keep focus, because if he does that, there’s no opponent for him. He’s better than everyone. He’d have a lot of advantages (over me), he’s much younger and it wouldn’t be something interesting (for me).

  4. dogfart says:

    segal is a fraud, all of his “accolades” are fake and have been verified by true martial arts practitioners.
    He wouldnt know his arse from his elbow and is a compulsive liar.

    hes also about a year behind on information like hes only just realised

    fucking mug

  5. chris says:

    The unfair advantage sonnen has is his wrestling, plus his willingness to engage, two things Silva lacks. And as far as Machida and Jones he is definitely right nobody can say Jones is really technically skilled, he’s just huge. Lyoto is obviously more skilled but I definitely think that’s a pointless discussion being as Jones proved already his size was superior to lyotos skills.

    • Rodriguez says:

      Don’t forget that is why Sonnen was submitted! Although, I am more than sure he is prepared to not fall in to that trap again and this time be successful in his ground and pound! On Lyoto and Jones; Jones did win because of size, but Lyoto revealed a lot of openings in his game that fighters refuse to look at! Jones is afraid to take a punch and he runs away, he admitted it after he fought Rampage, but again Jones’ size makes it impossible for anyone at that weight to beat him. He looks like two weight classes above each fighter!

      • Chris says:

        Your absolutely right on why Sonnen got caught, if he would have played it safe the way we know Anderson would(Demian Maia, Thales Leites fights) he would have walked away the champ. And yes Lyoto definitely exploited Jones in the striking game, I think a big problem was Lyoto got so aggressive and Jones kind of I don’t want to say got desperate but definitely went real hard to get the TD and finish while he was there because he was aware he wasn’t going to be able to win a striking battle in that fight.

    • Thug Life says:

      I would love to see a rematch between Jones and Machida though

    • Reality says:

      The unfair advantage I think he is referring to is the combination of the performance enhancing drug accusation from Chael and the rib injury from Silva. This one should be more of an even playing field since Chael’s levels should be normal for this fight and Silva should be 100%……..hopefully. If Silva is 100% I think he’ll take it and hopefully it will be a decisive victory with another finish.

  6. John M says:

    I wonder how long it’ll take before Sonnen fires back at Seagal via his twitter lol

  7. stemm says:

    I think the unfair advantage he is talking about was his testosterone levels but there wont be any diffrence this time cause sonnen got approval from the Nevada athletic commission so there will be no difference and I really doubt silva can stop sonnen from taking him down sonnen all day

  8. pc says:

    Off the juice sonnen is shit

  9. stemm says:

    Why are 95% of mma fans idiots I would love to have a real conversation on mma but when I read all these posts they sound like kids who dont know shit and keep saying stupid things like sonnen is shit without roids really is that all you have to say then shut up and go talk with other idiots who dont know shit.

    • WrestlingRules says:

      This fight will be about Sonnen. Silva will try to hit him, he will try to knee him and on his back he will try to sub him. Sonnen is better than Silva. Silva is not even close to Sonnen in fighting ability. It’s sooo aparent if you open your eyes and see!! If Sonnen loses this one it will be just like last time, because of Sonnen. Sonnen knows this and everybody that watched that fight and UNDERSTANDS knows this. Shit Silva has always been afraid to fight Filho and ducked him forever and Sonnen made him look like a kid….These Silva zombies are brainwashed and are blind….

      • 9lives304 says:

        U know I HAD to weigh in on this AGAIN!!! Sonnen, BY FAR, is the superior wrestler/grappler of the two….there is no doubt…..but after watching him against Bisping, whom I thought Chael would just walk right thru, I don’t see how u can say Sonnen is the better overall fighter! Look who Sonnen’s faced & how it’s gone…then look at EVERYBODY Silva’s faced and how it’s gone…’s apples & oranges man!

        • 9lives304 says:

          Oh yeah…I forgot…….fuck you Segal….there’s a reason EVERY good action star is in Expendables 2 but U…..

        • WrestlingRules says:

          Simmer down Mr. 85%!! Didn’t Seagal get his ass kicked by that aerobics instructor Van Damm??

        • WrestlingRules says:

          What is up with thinking Bisping is not a good fighter. That guy is GREAT. WTF is wrong with you thinking anything else??? Bisping could beat Sonnen and DEFINITELY Silva….So your point is mute…85% is bullshit..

        • At least we know you are at your KB in your mothers basement and not loose out on the street.

  10. Greg says:

    Look kids, a falling star…

  11. Truth says:

    Jones is the Maynard of the LH division (clearly a lot bigger and stronger than every1 else) ….. all its gonna take for him 2 lose is 2 make 1 mistake just like Maynard did.

  12. Clay says:

    This is What happens when bad meets evil. We hittin those trees till we look like Vietnamese people. He’s evil, and I’m bad like Steve seagal

  13. UFC stinks says:

    UFC is a joke. Everyone uses hormone replacement therapy. Judges can’t score fights. Since Dana monopolized the sports, it will all fall under the UFC. A dying sport.

  14. kyza says:

    Man did anyone watch Sonnen’s last fight? He’s not ready to stand up against Silva if Bisping was dominating him on that area…those PEDs wont help you out this time Chael!

  15. stemm says:

    In sonnens last fight he trained to fight a grappler and ends up fighting a striker who had prepaired to fight a grappler if sonnen trained for a striker he would have handled bisping

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