Chael Sonnen Moving Back to Middleweight: “I’ve Always Struggled at 205”

November 18, 2013

Chael SonnenChael Sonnen announced that he will move back to middleweight following his loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

“I had one problem tonight and that is I fought someone who’s a better fighter than I am,” Sonnen said on the UFC Post Fight show on Fox Sports. “I thought there was spots I could beat him. I come up short in my last three fights in that exact same position. I gotta work on that.”

Sonnen’s last three fights have been at light heavyweight with a record of 1-2. It is unclear what weight his scheduled match-up with fellow The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil Series 3 coach Wanderlei Silva will take place at.

“I’ve always struggled at 205 to get used to the weight. I can do better than that, but I’m going to have to go back to 185,” Sonnen continued. “That’s where I can do my best work; I can scramble and not get held in these positions.”

Despite the loss, Sonnen was in good spirits following the fight, and was pleased to have been a part of the UFC’s 20th Anniversary celebrations.

“I’m not singing the blues as much as I should,” he said.

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