Media Watch: Chael Sonnen the Only Respectful Fighter in the UFC?
By Michael Hatamoto
UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen isn’t afraid to speak his mind, for better or worse, and recently said he’s the only honest fighter in the organization.
Speaking during a recent invite-only media gathering, Chael had this to say, via MMAFighting.com:
“I’m the only respectful guy in the organization. So many guys think that respect is to look at your face and tell you a lie. To pay you a compliment and then stick a knife in your back when you turn around. I will tell you to your face that when you turn around, I’ll put a knife in your back. And then I will. And people find that refreshing. I’m not a trash talker, I’m a truth talker, and if you ask me a question, I’m going to give you an answer. I don’t manufacture conflict.”
I do hand it to him when he says he will tell people something to their face, as he will gladly share his opinion when asked. However, trying to say he’s the most honest person will depend on the perspective of the fan, but I wouldn’t bother explaining that to Sonnen.
Sonnen will meet Anderson Silva in a highly-anticipated matchup that will headline UFC 148 this weekend.