Chael Patrick Sonnen is an American mixed martial artist who is signed with Bellator MMA and competes in the Light Heavyweight division. Throughout his career, Sonnen has also fought in the UFC, WEC and Pancrase. He is giving us his thoughts about the upcoming welterweight title fight in UFC.
“RDA versus Tyron [Woodley], I don’t think so. Is he ready? Oh, you bet your ass he’s ready. He could even win that fight. You bet your ass, he’s the top guy. I don’t know, I’m hearing rumors. Here’s why I say it, normally I’d tell you yes because Dana [White] had said whoever wins this fight is fighting for the title. I think he thought Robbie [Lawler] was going to win. That’s really irrelevant either way, but he did say that. Now that RDA has won, I haven’t heard anyone say he was fighting Tyron for the title, but I have heard rumors.”
“This whole sport runs on rumors. Every time we hear a rumor, it turns into something. I’m talking 99 percent of sparks in this sport turns into flames. There is a rumor that they are working on Tyron and Colby Covington as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter. The way that works is the two coaches ultimately fight each other, because Tyron is the champion, the title would be on the line. I don’t know that that rumor is true and I don’t know who started it, but I do know that dialogue is out there. Like anything, if it does gain, this is a business first. Guys always want to argue, ‘Well I’ve got the wins and the resume on my side.’ The wins and the resume is wonderful, but the mandate of the masses trumps everything. If people get on board with wanting to see Colby versus Tyron more than they get on board with seeing Tyron versus RDA, that’s the fight.”