Chael Sonnen was on Fuel TV’s UFC Tonight yet again for his weekly segment addressing all things MMA. In this week’s edition, Chael took on fighters who lie to the media about every little thing. Chael used the “shock” expressed by some media and fans that he would admit that he was hurt by Bisping’s punches as proof that fighters continually lie to the press about every aspect of their fights.
Read what Chael had to say after the jump…
“Fighters have recently seen it as their quasi-job to continually put out misinformation. They just refuse to answer a question head-on. You know there’s a tremendous difference with what fighters say versus what they mean.
For example ‘I don’t want to leave it in the hands of the judges’ means ‘I didn’t train to go three rounds.’ Uh, ‘I’m surrounded with a new team in camp’ means ‘all my old friends abandoned me.’ Uh, ‘I need to go to training camp to be in seclusion’ means ‘My wife and kids are driving me nuts.’
I don’t understand why fighters don’t just talk plainly. In my last fight, I took on a gentleman named Michael Bisping. He hit me very hard and it hurt…a lot. People are shocked that I would admit that. Because they’re all so used to lying. Well, guess what? If a guy hits you hard and it hurts, is your ego so small that you can’t pay him a compliment? Is your ego so fragile that you can’t say ‘Look, I had my bell rung in the middle of a fistfight?’ It kind of seems like a normal thing to happen, to me.
I expect to be hit hard, I expect to be kick hard. I don’t need to hide from those things. Let’s be objective, let’s look at things head on and try to figure out what happened. If he threw a great punch, maybe I can break down the video and learn how to throw it myself. If he threw a bad punch and it hurt, maybe I need to learn how to get out of the way. But I don’t need to come to the media and lie”
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