[VIDEO] Rashad Evans Putting Aside His Friendship to Chael Sonnen for UFC 167
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 10.30.2013
“It’s not awkward.”
UFC light heavyweight fighter Rashad Evans appeared on UFC Tonight this week to discuss his upcoming fight with Chael Sonnen at UFC 167 next month. Co-host of the show, Sonnen, was also on the show to ask Evans questions about the fight himself. You can check out some highlights and a video below:
Evans on fighting his friend Chael Sonnen: "It's not awkward. I've fought a friend before when I faced Jon Jones, but this is totally different. I compartmentalize it. This is one step back to getting the belt. Chael is a great competitor. I want to show people that I deserve to be in the number-one contender spot."
Sonnen asking Evans if he has to compartmentalize his emotions: "Did you just say compartmentalize? That's a big word for a Spartan from Michigan State. Can you spell it for us?"
Evans on his advantages over Sonnen: "I think I have the speed advantage. I'm better wrestler than Chael. He's more persistent in his attack and brings the pressure."