Chael Sonnen is enjoying the front seat on the drama happening between Heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou and the UFC. Previously Sonnen expressed skepticism that Fury would even still be interested in boxing Ngannou, now that he was a free agent.
Sonnen is of course an infamous troll not to mention he’s employment potential isn’t so great now that he’s facing a number of misdemeanors for Las Vegas sleep walking assaults. Which is possibly why he shared the following.
Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou isn’t something Chael Sonnen is excited about. There have long been rumors of a mega event between boxing heavyweight champion Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou. However, talks have increased since Ngannou’s free agency was announced. Additionally, Fury publicly challenged Ngannou on Sunday.
Former UFC title contender and retired MMA star Sonnen thought Fury’s latest offer to fight Ngannou under mixed rules was absurd.
On his YouTube channel, Sonnen said:
“I see Tyson Fury come out over the weekend and finally clear up first what we’re going to do first with Francis. They’ve always said they’re going to make up a sport. These two were going to do a game, but they were going to do something combat related. ”
“For reasons unknown, they weren’t going to box. Francis offered to box, and for reasons unknown, Tyson did not accept that invitation, and they were going to make up rules.”
“Tyson finally laid out for us what they are. They were going to fight in a cage. I have no idea why. They’re going to fight in a cage. OK, fine. They’re going to wear four-once gloves. I have no idea why, but OK, fine. They are then going to follow boxing rules, the rules of Queensbury. …”
“I put this out there because of how disappointing it is to see these boxers as beggars. Guys that are hot to fight to go out there and get it on your own, that have physical capabilities that other men can only dream of. But they don’t know how to go out there and get it on their own. They just don’t know how.”
“I bring it to you because to watch Tyson Fury beg, it was surprising. I don’t want to call it disappointing. It was really close to calling it that, but I don’t want to call it that. So Tyson comes to us with perhaps the dumbest idea in sports history. He knows it is.”
Sonnen wants to see Fury and Ngannou engage in a traditional boxing match without using any made-up rules.
“To watch a guy in that position that could command, that has the connections, that should’ve done this behind the scenes, should’ve been able to come out and make an announcement, instead lobby a joke to the world with pieces – it was just weird.”
“Are you guys going to do it or not? If you’re going to do it, why do it in a cage? Why do it with four-once gloves? Why are you calling boxing Queensbury? Why don’t we make this real simple? Tell me that. Because then we’d have to do it. That’s why. We make it complex, so we can get out of doing it.”