Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen have come face-to-face for the primary time since their dramatic UFC 148 title combat.
Former UFC champion Silva, thought of by many to be the best MMA fighter of all time, will tackle former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a 10-round boxing match on the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The 46-year-old Silva appeared on the newest episode of Sonnen’s hit podcast ‘You’re Welcome‘ to preview his upcoming combat with Chavez Jr on June 19.
‘The American Gangster’ was knocked out by Silva once they final fought in 2012, with the Brazil-born Los Angeles-based star handing the American his twelfth profession defeat whereas defending the UFC middleweight championship.
Nonetheless, it appears they’ve now put their variations apart, with the pair displaying an enormous quantity of respect for one another on Sonnen’s YouTube channel.
Silva additionally opened up about his launch by the UFC in November 2020, which has allowed him to discover free company, and his relationship with UFC president Dana White.
The previous 185-pound titleholder additionally spoke about his subsequent problem towards ‘The Son of the Legend.’
“I like problem[s], I do know it is laborious as a result of Chavez Jr has been doing boxing for his complete life,” Silva said. “However that is a very good problem for me.
“I do know I needn’t show nothing for anyone, I do that as a result of I like sport, I like combating – that is my air, you realize?
“Once you do one thing along with your coronary heart, you cheerful [sic], you make profitable [sic], you realize?,” he added.
“It does not matter if you happen to win or not, and that is why I accepted the problem for my thoughts, for my physique.”
Sonnen, in the meantime, has given his full backing to his former rival to shock the Mexican on the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara.
He stated: “Nicely, Anderson, I am going to go away you with this.
“I agree with these folks, I additionally assume that you just’re loopy, however I feel you are going to win.
“I feel you are going to beat him,” he added.
“I feel that is one thing you have wished to do, I am unsure he is aware of absolutely what he is entering into – that is my opinion.”
The occasion will even function a particular exhibition bout that can see Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. make his last ring look towards Hector Camacho Jr.
Camacho Jr (58-7, 32 KO’s) will probably be honouring the legacy of his late Corridor of Fame father.
‘Tribute to the Kings’ will probably be streamed stay on FITE TV within the US and greater than 100 international locations and territories.
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