It would probably be safe to assume every member of the MMA media and fan worth a lick has given his/her assessment of Anderson Silvaâ€™s title-defense against Chael Sonnen in 2010. The match-up has been dissected countless times by countless individuals. However, until now Sonnen himself hasnâ€™t given his own take on the near-victory.
Sonnen relayed his thoughts back on the bout as it unfolded in front of him on this weekâ€™s episode of UFC Ultimate Insider.
â€œThe strategy if youâ€™re in the middle of a fist fight in a steel cage is to go get into a fist fight in the middle of a steel cage. And to have a dance-off, or different things that Anderson is an absolute master of getting guys to buy into..thatâ€™s just not gonna happen on my watch. Iâ€™m gonna come across the ring and Iâ€™m gonna get in a fight,â€ explained Sonnen of his surprising ability to strike with Silva in the match-up.â€œOn day one you learn to keep your hands out, and he comes out like an amateur, he gets treated like an amateur.â€
Whether Sonnen will have the same success against Silva this Saturday night at UFC 148 remains to be seen.
Check out the full video of Sonnen below:
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