Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Chael Sonnen on Respecting Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

Chael Sonnen has been known to throw out some trash talk, but don't expect to see that leading up to his fight with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua at UFC on Fox Sports 1. Sonnen has the utmost respect for Shogun, who is has been lauded universally for his warrior spirit, striking skills, and very humble and respectful disposition. Chael Sonnen has only praise Shogun:

"It'd be nice to not like Shogun, but he's a very hard guy not to like. He's impossible to not respect."

UFC on Fox Sports 1: Shogun vs. Sonnen takes place on August 17th at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
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