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Matt Hughes and Chael Sonnen discuss upcoming Frankie Edgar-Benson Henderson rematch

While appearing on a recent episode of UFC Tonight, iconic former welterweight champion Matt Hughes and current #1 middleweight contender Chael Sonnen covered a number of subjects. Among those things talked about was the upcoming rematch between lightweights Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar for the divisional title.

Hughes, who is quite familiar with rematches during his career, said, “Frankie had to give rematches to both (BJ) Penn and (Gray) Maynard, so I think Frankie brought in a great point and he should get the rematch too.”

Edgar, after defeating Penn for the title, was put into an immediate rematch with “The Prodigy.” He also won that fight. The trilogy with Maynard is quite possiblly one of the best in MMA history, as Maynard won the first, the two fought to a suspenseful Draw in the second, and “The Answer” ended it with a vicious stoppage victory in the third after getting rocked early.

As for Sonnen, he will be looking to exact revenge on UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva in his own rematch when they fight later this year.

“I don’t care who these guys fight as long as it’s not me,” Sonnen exclaimed of Edgar-Henderson. “There are so many great fighters in that weight class. Those guys are so good, it’ll be a great fight.”


  • MCM says:

    Sonnen also said that the #10 guy in the LW division is as good or better than the #1 guy at HW. That’s how stacked that division is.

    Pretty impressed with Sonnen on the show. He wasn’t the “cocky” Chael but more the “MMA fan” Chael.

    I just got rid of Charter and now I get Fuel….Good God! there’s a lot of MMA on. :)

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  • Lord Faust says:

    One of the main reasons I still pay attention to Chael is the fact that you need to be a pretty sharp dude to pull off the act he’s running. It’s nice to see him break out of that character and give some credit where it’s due.

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  • Mad_Hatter_XX says:

    Chael is no dummy. You can bet every word that comes out of his mouth is carefully thought out. He does like to run his mouth but, he ran his mouth into some very nice paychecks and win or lose his paycheck after Silva in Rio should be huge.

    Once he is done in the octagon I see him making a nice living on tv for UFC.

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  • Screenplaya says:

    I don’t dig Chael’s WWE persona, but as a commentator he is excellent. Well-spoken, respectful, and very knowledgeable. I am going to enjoy him more after he retires than I ever did while he was fighting.

    Although I have zero interest in seeing Edgar fight ever again at 155 (size mismatches are supposed to be eradicated by the weight class system), there is no doubt that he absolutely deserves it. First, many had him winning that fight. And second, he has granted multiple rematches to others.

    Still, I would much rather he moved down into an immediate shot at Aldo’s crown.

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  • fanoftna33 says:

    I laughed my ass of when Chael was on MMA uncensored with Nate Quarrys daughter askinh him if he knew what a triangle was.

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