Controversial MMA fighter Chael Sonnen had plenty to say in a recent interview on UFC announcer Bruce Buffer’s “It’s time” show, once again shocking fight fans with his puzzling comments.
This time around, the UFC welterweight division’s former number-one contender Josh Koscheck was one of the targets of Sonnen’s ramblings.
“I’ve known Josh Koscheck for 13 years,” Sonnen told Buffer. “He’s got my full support. He’s a friend of mine. If I had the ability, I would have fired him after the St. Pierre fight. Not because of the beyond atrocious performance he put on but [for] the fact that he built the fight up — he hyped it and he grabbed the microphone and tells everybody, ‘Hey, I didn’t mean that.’ Somewhere in fighting that’s OK? That is a fraudulent criminal act, in my opinion.”
Sonnen seemed completely delusional in his interview with Buffer, conveniently forgetting all the crazy things he has said to sell MMA fights in the past. The UFC fighter claimed he had never said anything he didn’t mean to sell an MMA fight, feigning disgust at the idea.
Sonnen’s comments are sometimes entertaining, but the 34 year old MMA fighter’s recent comments sounded completely insane. Sonnen wasn’t even to come into terms with the reality of his MMA fight against current Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Anderson Silva at UFC 117.
“In what parallel scoring system do you punch a man 300 times, he hits you 11 times, wraps his legs around your head for eight seconds and they declare him the winner?” Sonnen ranted. “That doesn’t make you a winner. In no form of society, from the jungle to the streets, does that make you a winner.”
As a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, I find Sonnen’s comments idiotic. If the UFC 117 MMA fight between Silva and Sonnen took place on the streets or in the jungle, the Portland native would be taking a permanent nap.