Chael Sonnen may not be as delusional about his upcoming fight against Anderson Silva as many fight fans have started to think he is. Sonnen admits that Silva is the better striker and grappler, but his will and wrestling he says is better, and he strongly believes is the formula to get the victory come August 7.
“At the end of the day, he’s still going to be better than me. He’s still going to punch better than me and kick better. He’s going to have a black belt in jiu-jitsu and I’m gonna have no belt in jiu-jitsu. But who cares? Who cares who is better? In 25 minutes, it’s a matter of who is tougher, who can stand out there and go harder for a longer amount of time. Who can be hurt and stay in the fight anyway. Who’s going to get tired and stay in the fight anyway. That’s really it. He’s gonna be better, and I’m fine with that. He’s going to hurt me when he punches me, and I’m fine with that. But I’m gonna walk straight up to him, put him on his ass and beat a hole in his face. And as long as this sport has been around, that strategy has never been beaten.”
Source: Houston Chronicle