Former UFC No. 1 contender Chael Sonnen isn’t bashful when it comes to admitting his truths.
While that may come as a surprise to most, Sonnen further explained his reason behind doing so.
“You can be a chess player and look a few moves ahead, or you can be a checkers player and be like everybody else,” he said. “I personally look past all my fights. I try not to look at only one fight. Looking past a guy is one way to get your mind on the matter at hand.”
Ever-the-interesting-figure, Sonnen continued, saying, “It just depends on the athlete. Some like to really get zeroed in; I’m a tournament guy. I grew up as a wrestler, taking on five, six guys in one day. Looking ahead is standard when you’re in a bracket.”
Sonnen is expected to return to the middleweight division after facing Rua, but he back-tracked on those thoughts earlier this week, saying he wasn’t too interested in cutting weight again.