Chris Lytle Discusses FOX Analyst Debut – He’s Not Here to Replace Chael Sonnen
Posted by Larry Csonka on 07.16.2014
He’s been working on it for a while…
- Chris Lytle recently spoke about making his debut as a FOX analyst for the UFC. Here are the highlights…
On Joining The FS1 Broadcast Team: "I've had this planned for a month-and-a-half. I've been trying to get this in the works, and then all of a sudden, the thing happens with Chael and they say I'm coming in as his replacement. That's not the case. People think that I'm doing this because Chael is gone. I was actually supposed to be on the broadcast with Chael, and then last-minute, he's not going to be there any more. So it's not quite that I'm being brought in to fill his shoes, because that would be a difficult task."
On How He Got Involved: "I reached out to them," he said. "I was talking to them about how I'd done some commentary in my past and they were like, ‘Really? Would you be interested in doing some for us?' I said of course I would. We've been in talks then to set it up."
On Studying Up: "I've been fighting since 1998 and been a huge fan of the sport, and that's what I was, first and foremost, watching anything and everything," he said. "Now, it seems like over the past few years, the sport has been getting a bit broader and they're putting so many fights on, I still watch the fights. But I'll be honest, I don't know everything like I should. So I've really been on a crash course."