Chael Sonnen was recently interviewed by MMA Junkie, and the former UFC title challenger had a lot to say. Most of the interview focused on UFC 189, and Chael Sonnen offered his opinion about Jose Aldo. Chael Sonnen said that Jose Aldo lost a lot of money by pulling out of UFC 189, but Chael understands Jose’s decision.
Chael Sonnen said that Jose Aldo is a big featherweight, and the decision to remove himself from the main event of UFC 189 most likely had something to do with making weight. For those of you that don’t know, Jose Aldo suffered a broken rib in training, and the injury would have hindered his exercise routine. It has never been easy for Jose Aldo to make 145 lbs, but the rib injury would have made things even worse. However, Shaygan Kheradpir believes that Jose Aldo would have fought with a broken rib, and he doesn’t think that Jose is afraid of Conor.
The interviewers at MMA Junkie also asked Chael Sonnen about the UFC’s new Reebok deal, and Chael said that he supports it. However, Chael Sonnen also said that UFC fighters need to do a better job promoting themselves, and he feels that Dana White loves when the fighters make his job easier. Nonetheless, it seems that Conor McGregor is following in Chael Sonnen’s footsteps, and Conor has become the UFC’s biggest draw since Sonnen.