Chael Sonnen tackles Incognito

Prior to the
UFC 167 co-headlining bout against Rashad
Evans, “The American Gangster” Chael P. Sonnen delivers
his thoughts to FOX Sports on fights to football.

First, Sonnen praises Vitor Belfort’s headkick win streak
and says exactly what UFC fans want to hear, “I
couldn’t imagine retiring without facing Vitor.”
Following that, Sonnen sizes up his match-up with Evans that
strengths are great, but will to win is greater. “Usually, it
comes down to who’s tougher, who wants it more, who’s
willing to work harder on that specific night,” states
Sonnen.

Switching sports to the controversial Miami Dolphins’
bullying scandal, Sonnen appears ready to give the benefit of the
doubt to Richie Incognito that he’s not the “dick in disguise” as
his vulgar voicemails to teammate Jonathan Martin suggest.

“More importantly than the word is the context behind
it,” explains Sonnen. “Perhaps, [Incognito]
doesn’t see himself the way Martin does. I sense that Martin
looked up to him. It’s my sense that Martin was also a little
fearful of him. So, when a guy you look up to and in particularly
you’re scared of uses a rough language it can be perceived
differently. I think there’s a lesson there for Incognito. I
don’t personally think he had a bad intent against his
teammate.”

Lastly, the ballyhooed Brazilian security situation on
The
Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3
, Sonnen offers, “I’m not
encouraging anything or walking around with macho bravado, but
I’m not the easiest guy in the world to get the jump on and I
don’t think there’s a lot of people who are going to
sign up for that job.”