Chael Sonnen: ‘The Better Guy Wins Every Night, the Better Guy Won Tonight’ (UFC 148 Video)

July 8, 2012
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Chael Sonnen at UFC 117LAS VEGAS – The rift between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen became one of the most heated rivalries in the history of the UFC. They finally settled the score in the Octagon at UFC 148 on Saturday night, Silva once again getting the better of Sonnen.

Despite all the craziness, the American Gangsta shtick, and the bravado heading into the fight, Sonnen showed his humility afterwards, giving Silva his due.

“The better guy wins every time,” said Sonnen. “The better guy won tonight.”

Check out Chael Sonnen’s comments from Saturday night’s UFC 148 post-fight press conference…




  • http://www.twitter.com/uncanny390 uncanny390

    When Chael Sonnen is being a more classy guy than you are, then you’ve got a problem ;)

    • shakejunt

      ^ this man makes comments that are on point

  • TKD

    Chael Sonnen is finally done! The King of All Douche Bags is officially irrelevant. Sonnen fans can now shut it too.

    • ThePilot

      As always your comments are irrelevant.

      • TKD

        @ ThePilot: I guess you really told me off, huh? Hahahaha, your queer Sonnen got his ass beat and will never be relevant again. I guess you need to find another fighter’s nuts to suck onto, loser!!!

        • RubeKegal

          TKD whoever you are, go chug a bucket of semen, because you are irrelevant.

    • frumps

      TKD, we all assumed that you held the title of “The King of All Douche Bags”.

      • TKD

        Good come back. I guess you are still in the third grade. I will leave you to stroking yourself to your Chael poster. Hahahaha, your guy is a loser, like you…

        • frumps

          You’re simply too stupid to argue with… sorry bud.

    • mrsister

      Chael Sonnen loses via weight cut.

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.weatherly johnweatherly

      Douche Bag is right. He needs to pack has bags and go work for Vince McMahon.

      • TKD

        @ johnweatherly: The WWE wouldn’t even want Sonnen. He has made an ass of himself TWICE now against Silva. He fades away into obscurity as a gatekeeper, at best!

  • smill0313

    Don’t get mad cuz you were drinking the chael sonnen kool-aid and your boy let you down. Sonnen fans are some of the most biased and fact ignoring fans in the sport, even over nick diaz fans. There are already sonnen fans saying the stoppage was early. Like sonnen all you want but its clearly time for you guys to stfu about him being anywhere near silvas level.

  • Prodigy815

    You have to admit he is funny

  • lowlb

    total sham..
    This fight wasn’t real.
    They hired Cung Le to choreograph it. (<joke)

    Whoppers don't even taste good, but the cows are from Brazil..

    Both these guys made some money, but this fight was not real..

  • Son Goku

    All the Sonnen fans are soooo right??? HELLO? Chael said it himself the better guy one. Chael is a wrestler not a fighter. He Was to predictable just shooting in. Lucky he didn’t catch a new. I feel like Silva has really lettin go of his muy Thai. They both looked scared all the hyper cancelled eachother out resulting in a boring over rated fight. But no bad stoppage that’s for sure

    • shakejunt

      “boring over rated fight”
      yeah round 2 put me to sleep -_-

  • pooby

    It’s hard to watch that and still hate Sonnen. A lot of other top fighters would be bitching about the shoulder shot at the weigh ins and the shorts grab. A lot of other fighters would also claim that knee hurt them because it hit their chin and was an illegal shot.

    Sonnen was cool about all of that and acknowledges that Anderson is the better fighter.

    • lowlb

      Agreed, Sonnen has said I am a competitor and will try and win by any means possible. he even mentioned, I think in this video, “legal or illegal”
      He’s been a very respectful fighter/interviewee, up until the Silva fights. He has said he doesn’t like Silva and I don’t like SIlva sometimes as well. All the showboating, wearing weird masks at the weigh-ins. He’s odd but I guess the best. Sonnen is back to being classy.
      The thing about his illegal activity is he gets caught! and/but doesn’t seem humiliated. He admits he is a bad boy..
      I can understand the “I will get ahead by any means possible” attitude..
      I still like guys like Coutour, GSP, and Maia who are talented and respectful.

  • MrAdidas

    I havent seen how long Silva was holding on to Sonnens shorts, but that absolutely prevented Sonnen from taking Silva down, but that’s the refs fault for not being in the right position & then the ref was telling Silva repeatedly to stop holding the shorts, he was even smacking Silvas hands, or trying to. I’m no Sonnen fan (but I do enjoy his “comments”/antics), but I do believe Silva should have been at the very least, warned. I along with many people (including Silva fans) have to agree that holding someones shorts for as long as Silva did, will prevent their oponent from taking them down. Apparently, it was more than 20 secs – which is a very very very long time to be holding onto someones shorts, but I have not seen the replay yet.

    Very classy of Sonnen to not use that as an excuse, but if what I see/hear is true that Silva was holding onto Sonnens shorts for that long, takes away from Silvas win. Like Sonnen said, he did it & alot of fighters do it, but they usually only do it for a few seconds. If Silva was holding onto the shorts for any period longer than 10 secs, then Silva should be embaressed that he was NOT able to prevent Sonnen from taking him down LEGALY. I have no problem when fighters hold their oponents shorts &/or hold onto the fence to prevent themselves from getting taken down, but to be holding on to someones shorts for like 20 secs or more (not a fact, but rumours), then that fighter should be embaressed. It’s like an un-written rule … that fighters can respect/tollerate when another fighter “cheats” by holding on to their oponents shorts, but to be longer than 10 secs, is PATHETIC. B/C if Silva did hold on to Sonnens shorts for that long, then Silva gets taken down AGAIN & I would bet anything that he would remain on the ground for the remainder of the round, which would change everything.

    BUT Sonnens spinning elbow was pathetic & stupid. I’m not sure what’s worst the fact that Sonnen threw an ill-advised spinning elbow that wasnt even close, or the fact that Sonnen didnt even attempt to get up or scramble for dear life after he fell. I found that was a lil weird, b/c he must have known that if Silva is standing above him & he’s against the Octagon, he’s DONE! I dont think Silva could have asked for a better position (IMO). I thought it was a lil strange that Sonnen didnt do anything to better his position/chances. I mean he was in the worst position, so what did Sonnen have to lose by trying to get up or try to create some distance between him & Silva or himslef & the fence, so that he could get to his feet?!?

    I’d really like to see the 2nd Round again, to see how long Silva had a hold of Sonnens shorts. B/C we all know that if it were Sonnen who did that to Silva or if Sonnen did something else/cheating that basically gave Sonnen the win, Silva fans would be going APESHIT.

    • shereko

      Yup you don’t sound like a Sonnen fan at all…

      • TKD

        LOL, Shereko!

  • MrAdidas

    Not sure “the better guy won the fight” – but it was definately the smarter guy who won the fight. Spinning elbow, that was NOWHERE close to Silva’s head. WTF?!? BAHAHAHAHA Sonnen you dummy!

  • fries171

    I did watch the fight and i don’t think it was 20 sec he held his shorts for more like five and also sonnen was backing up at that time not shooting for a take down. But the way the fight ended i thought it was a shame it really didn’t look like any real hard shots besides the knee to the chest. To me it looked like sonnens will was broke after sevral takedowns were stuffed in the second round. It sucks silva said he won’t fight jones one day we will get a super fight between two champions from two weight classes there is no one left for silva in that class

  • Mario

    I’m glad Chael lost. Now hopefully he shuts up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stanislav.alyas stanislavalyas

    Wow some of the ppls comments on this is just str8 fucked uP to sonnen I mean I was rooting for Anderson all the way but really i think some ppl on this r just sonnen hate fans and to the ppl that said this fight was boring how could u say that cheal took Anderson down in the first round and youd kinda think it’s gonna be like the first and then in the second round silva came back and cheal was never scared he was in Silvas face the whole time but silva should he has a wicked wizard and can stifil good takedowns and can take advantage of small openings and finish wen he’s got his boy hurt I thought it was a great and exciting Fight

  • http://www.facebook.com/stanislav.alyas stanislavalyas

    Jjjk

  • http://www.facebook.com/stanislav.alyas stanislavalyas

    Mr Adidas Wat r u saying after he held his short he tried 2 takedown and failed both of them yea hold on to his shorts was fucked up but to say that take away from Silvas win is str8 retarted listen silva stuffed his two takedowns after holding his shorts and sonnen made a quick splite second decision and it was a bad 1 to throw a SBF and payed for it I guarantee you if he thought about it longer he would not have throw it and who no wat would have happend Wow some of the ppls comments on this is just str8 fucked uP to sonnen I mean I was rooting for Anderson all the way but really i think some ppl on this r just sonnen hate fans and to the ppl that said this fight was boring how could u say that cheal took Anderson down in the first round and youd kinda think it’s gonna be like the first and then in the second round silva came back and cheal was never scared he was in Silvas face the whole time but silva should he has a wicked wizard and can stifil good takedowns and can take advantage of small openings and finish wen he’s got his boy hurt I thought it was a great and exciting Fight

  • johnnybooker

    Are there really people who think of themselves as “Sonnen” fans…or are they just people that want to see Anderson get beat? I’m in the latter category, call me a hater, w/e. Wanted to see Jordan lose, want to see the Heat lose, want to see Mayweather lose…some people are just like that. And we cheer when someone looks like they have a shot at doing it. Anderson lost me with his cha-cha dancing in the ring…like he gives a shit. Haven’t seen the fight yet…on to the next challenger. Chael made it an entertaining ride, and he made more money running his mouth that he EVER would have being a quiet, humble fighter. Good for him and his family…as long as he brings it in the cage, he can say w/e the hell he wants.

  • johnnybooker

    Are there really people who think of themselves as “Sonnen” fans…or are they just people that want to see Anderson get beat? I’m in the latter category, call me a hater, w/e. Wanted to see Jordan lose, want to see the Heat lose, want to see Mayweather lose…some people are just like that. And we cheer when someone looks like they have a shot at doing it. Anderson lost me with his cha-cha dancing in the ring…like he cares. Haven’t seen the fight yet…on to the next challenger. Chael made it an entertaining ride, and he made more money running his mouth that he EVER would have being a quiet, humble fighter. Good for him and his family…as long as he brings it in the cage, he can say w/e the hell he wants.

  • poster

    As soon as chael tried to throw that hip toss I knew he was gonna lose. Too much emotion.

    • TKD

      As soon as he tapped in that triangle his chance was over. He had it won the first time, but did you think Silva was going to get fooled twice by Sonnen’s same game plan? Sonnen didn’t come prepared to do anything other than what he did in the first fight. He changed up nothing. Was he hoping Anderson caught amnesia, and would not know what to do differently from their first meeting?

      Chael has officially been relegated to gatekeeper. Unless he moves a weight class, he might as well choose a new profession, because being the UFC champ isn’t happening in his lifetime.

  • shereko

    Hey Chael fans, you can’t bbq at my house…

  • MuayThaiFood

    Did anybody but me think it a bit odd that Sonnen had given up before the ref stopped the fight? I mean all the hype, a title fight, it’s not like he had faced 4 rounds of adversity. It just seemed to me like he gave up a bit easy under the circumstances. Maybe I’m wrong but when I watched a replay it looked like he was trying to tell the ref he was done before he waved Silva off. Wonder if Chael or an associate had a bet in on Silva to win. It would fit right into his M.O. Fraud, money laundering and maybe fight rigging. Ok, it may be a long shot conspiracy theory but if it came to light I for one would not be shocked so maybe it’s not so far fetched.

  • RubeKegal

    Yves Lavigne should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell. Want a cookie?