UFC Light Heavyweight Chael Sonnen is set to step into the octagon against former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans at UFC 167: St-Pierre Vs Hendricks, but the king of trash talking doesn’t think his fight is being promoted enough. The posters and the commercials are all promoting the main event between UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre and Johny Hendricks and the UFC’s 20th anniversary, but most of the adverts barely make mention of the co-main event.
Chael Sonnen told Tapout Radio:
You know, I’m on the card and I’m a huge fan, but outside of my fight and (George) St-Pierre’s, I don’t know who else is fighting that night. The card as a whole has not been promoted. I think when you have Georges St. Pierre on a card, then at times they view that as enough, and it appears that’s the case. There’s another storyline here as well, that this is the 20th anniversary event of the UFC, so that’s also been taking some headlines. But I agree. I saw a commercial, I saw the poster, and Rashad and I weren’t on either. So, that’s up to them. They handle that part, I handle the fight.
On Rashad Evans:
I think we’re very similar. I’ve always been impressed with Rashad. I cheer for him in so many different matches, I never saw this fight as taking place because we were in different weight classes. So, yeah, he’s good. He’s really, really good. Not only is a world champion, he’s fought six world champions and stopped them all. And he beat the guys from the last generation. He’s one of the only guys from our era that the guys from the last era, from the Tito’s to the Chuck Liddell’s. So I’ve got no complaints with the way he fights. I think I can beat him, but I really don’t know how.
Hear the interview here.
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