Chael Sonnen spoke with our good friends over at MMAMadness.com to give his reaction to learning of Paulo Filho’s withdrawl from their planned rematch:
Where there is smoke, there is fire. I have a new teammate at Team Quest named Fabiano Scherner. He is friends with Filho and told me that he was about 230 pounds and wasn’t going to make weight. So I was kind of expecting this. It certainly wasn’t devastating news. Almost from the moment I heard of the rematch, I felt it would never happen.
About two weeks ago, Fabiano let me know that something was unraveling. Filho let me know through Fabiano, you know, sportsman-to-sportsman. It was his manager that kept insisting the fight was on. I just don’t understand that. The last thing you want to do is piss off Zuffa and Dana White.
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