Chael Sonnen is explaining why Jack Hermansson’s post fight apology at UFC London was potentially risky.
UFC London saw Jack Hermansson (23-7 MMA) vs Chris Curtis (29-9 MMA) battle it out this past Saturday, July 23rd at the O2 Arena. It was Hermansson who handed Curtis his first Octagon loss, scoring a unanimous decision win.
Speaking at the post fight press conference, Hermansson had this to say:
“I think he got frustrated with me moving, moving, moving. I just try to stay disciplined and stick to my plan. I could see the frustration in him.”
Continuing to speak about sportsmanship, and ultimately apologizing Hermansson continued:
“I can’t remember but he was like taunting me. Then, something slipped from my tongue. I’m a little bit disappointed with myself there that I got caught up in that because I’m all about sportsmanship. I want the sport to be clean and after the fight, we should be good friends. I really apologize to Chris Curtis for that.”
Chael Sonnen, speaking on ‘Bad Guy Inc.’ is not so sure Hermansson made the right decision with his post fight apology saying:
“Jack was talking about hey ‘I’m sorry, I apologize’. And I can’t accept the apology because I don’t know what he was sorry for. I believe it was for action or inaction. I believe. But is that something that’s your fault. If you’ve got two guys in there fighting, how would how would it lend that one of them, who did a better job by the way, and got his hand raised was at fault.”
Continuing Sonnen described what fun he had at the O2 Arena:
“I had a lot of fun! That was a really good card. I thought that British crown, they are something special.”
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