On his You’re Welcome podcast, Chael Sonnen questions the logic of 5 round mixed martial arts fights. If the Super Bowl is the same length of regular season game, why are the main event and title fights in MMA fights longer? The chance of injury increases and longer fights change the training required to compete making it harder to book last minute fights.
The UFC 230 main event has been a mystery with Chael Sonnen predicting see Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson as the headliner. Many fans including Joe Rogan were surprised to hear Valentina Shevchenko vs. Sijara Eubanks would headline the card. Chael weighs in on this turn of events on his You’re Welcome podcast.
Chael Sonnen worked out with Daniel Cormier last night at AKA in San Jose and was reminded that each combat sports athlete has an ideal weight class where they perform best. And according to Chael, Daniel Cormier’s is a heavyweight. How will this impact a potential rematch at heavyweight?
With the return of Jon Jones, there has been much speculation about his next opponent and if he will headline the UFC’s event at Madison Square Garden. In addition to Alexander Gustafsson, it is rumored that a third match with current UFC Heavyweight and light heavyweight Champ was offered. If this happens would Jones move to heavyweight?