Sonnen explains why he loves the trend of fighters switching weight classes

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen explains why he loves the trend of fighters switching weight classes

Over the last year or so, there has been a significant trend of fighters calling out competitors in other weight classes…

“JUST BEFORE YOU AND I GOT ON THE PHONE TODAY I WAS READING SOMETHING ABOUT A ST-PIERRE VERSUS MCGREGOR MATCHUP, AND I LOVE THAT,” SONNEN SAID ON THE LATEST EPISODE OF BJ PENN RADIO. “I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF RESENTMENT BECAUSE OF THE FIGHTS THAT WE MISSED BECAUSE OF WHERE THE SPORT WAS AT, AND [THE UFC] SPECIFICALLY, THEY WEREN’T WILLING TO CHANGE GUYS’ WEIGHT CLASSES. WHAT COMES TO MIND IS MATT HUGHES VERSUS ANDERSON SILVA, ALSO ANDERSON SILVA VERSUS JON JONES. THOSE WERE MATCHUPS THAT THE ATHLETES WERE WILLING TO DO, THE FIGHTERS WANTED TO SEE, THE MEDIA WANTED TO SEE, BUT THE PROMOTION WAS PRETTY LOCKED IN ON THE POLICY OF EVERYBODY STAYS IN THEIR OWN DIVISION.”

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