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Chael Sonnen claims he will look at his career ‘as a miserable fail’ if he loses against Anderson Silva

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Chael Sonnen is taking his boxing match against Anderson Silva more seriously than expected as he made some pretty big announcements regarding the importance of this fight. Chael Sonnen and Anderson Silva share a storied history. Their first encounter took place at UFC 117 in August 2010, where Sonnen dominated Silva for four rounds.

However, in the final moments, Silva secured a late submission victory, leaving Sonnen heartbroken. Despite his impressive performance, Sonnen’s legacy was marred by a positive test for elevated testosterone levels.

The rematch at UFC 148 saw Silva emerge victorious via second-round TKO, further fueling their intense rivalry. Now, years later, they’re set to face off in a boxing match in São Paulo, Brazil. Sonnen has made it clear that this fight is make-or-break for him.

Chael Sonnen Explains The Significance of This Match

“There is nothing about this where I go, ‘Boxing is not quite my style,’” Sonnen said on his ESPN show “Good Guy/Bad Guy” with Daniel Cormier. “I’m going out there to beat this man, to fix my life, or I am going to go the rest of my days looking at my career as a miserable fail.”

Sonnen acknowledges the significance of being Silva’s farewell opponent. Still, he won’t let sentimentality cloud his focus. “The Bad Guy” is determined to damage Silva in the ring, honoring the unspoken rule of combat sports. While respect exists, Sonnen’s ultimate goal is redemption.

As the boxing match approaches, fans eagerly await this clash of titans. Whether Sonnen can rewrite his narrative or Silva solidifies his legacy, one thing is certain: emotions will run high in the ring.

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