Chael Sonnen, a former light heavyweight and middleweight mixed martial artist for the UFC, has questioned and analysed Belal Muhammad’s decision to face Gilbert Burns over the course of five rounds. Sonnen voiced his concerns and questions in a recent article.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, ‘The American Gangster’ expressed his gratitude for Muhammad’s belief in his conditioning by asking for two further rounds in the fight. In addition, Sonnen complimented Muhammad on the fact that he has triumphed over a number of challenges and is now in a position where he is only one victory away from a title fight in the welterweight class.Chael Sonnen expressed his admiration for Belal Muhammad but also expressed some scepticism about Muhammad’s chances of defeating Ricky Burns.
“However, if you watch that bout [against Kamaru Usman], you’ll see that Gilbert injured him. Gilbert Burns was responsible for Kamaru Usman stumbling a little bit in the process. Kamaru needed to figure out what was going on and get his life in order. When Kamaru had the opportunity to put him (Gilbert Burns) to sleep for the one and only time, he had no choice but to finish him off. Gilbert Burns will not disappear, and he will not go anywhere if you do not stop communicating with him.Since his defeat at the hands of Geoff Neal in 2019, Muhammad, who is now 34 years old, has kept his record perfect, demonstrating his commitment to keep his winning run going as long as possible. His ambition to overcome Gilbert Burns and get a shot at the welterweight title further drives his motivation, as does the fact that he already has it.
Chael Sonnen predicts the winner of Henry Cejudo vs. Aljamain Sterling.
Chael Sonnen stated his confidence that Henry Cejudo will prevail over Aljamain Sterling in their bout that is scheduled to take place at UFC 288 in a video that was released not too long ago.Sonnen suggested that because this would be Sterling’s first time headlining a UFC pay-per-view event, he may struggle to control his jitters and anxiety throughout the fight.
Today, John Anik revealed this information, and I was unaware of it until John told me. According to John, this will be Sterling’s very first time competing in a main event. Every time that Sterling has been a featured fighter in past title battles, those bouts have been overshadowed by the performances of the other competitors. This time around, [Sterling] will be the very last competitor to emerge from the locker room and make their way to the octagon. Does it make a difference? When you’re the best in the world at anything, yes, on many different levels. It’s possible that some of those nerves and anxieties are starting to get to you.
Chael Sonnen emphasised once more that the current bantamweight champion has made great strides in their development throughout the course of their career. In addition, Sonnen emphasised that Sterling displayed caution in his most recent fight, which was against Petr Yan. Specifically, Sterling avoided overly aggressive engagement in the final rounds of the fight in order to avoid being stopped.”In fight number two with Petr Yan, Alja [Aljamain Sterling] was exceedingly careful, and as a result, he lost rounds four and five. That was a calculated move on his part. It was a strategy that involved a great deal of risk.One thing about Sterling is that he ended up being a lot better than we had originally thought he was.
Henry Cejudo is scheduled to compete against Aljamain Sterling at the next UFC288 event, and Chael Sonnen recently shared a video in which he voiced his confidence that Cejudo will prevail.Sonnen added that due to the fact that this would be Sterling’s first time headlining a UFC pay-per-view event, he might be overcome with jitters and anxiety.
“John Anik revealed this to me today, and I had no idea what he was talking about until he said it.” According to John, this is the first time that Sterling has competed in a main event. All of these occasions that he (Sterling) has been featured to previous title battles, the other fighters have been the ones to steal the show in those fights. This time around, [Sterling] will be the very last competitor to emerge from the locker room and make their way to the Octagon. Is that even relevant? When you’re the champion of the world, yes, it does on many other levels. It’s possible that your nerves and worries are getting the better of you.
In addition, Chael Sonnen emphasised that the current bantamweight champion has made significant advancements over the course of their time together. In addition, Sonnen emphasised that Sterling displayed caution in his most recent fight against Petr Yan, in which he refrained from aggressive contact in the final rounds in order to avoid getting stopped and winning the fight.”Alja [Aljamain Sterling] was very careful in the second battle he had with Petr Yan, and as a result, he lost rounds four and five. This was part of his overall plan. It was a tactic that was fraught with a great deal of danger.”If there’s one thing I can say about Sterling, it’s that he proved to be a lot better than we had anticipated he would be.”