The Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen rematch is just around the corner so its only natural for the inventor of the front kick Steven Seagal to have his say on the rematch. Here’s what he had to say in an interview with The MMA Hour.
Seagal feels Sonnen had an “extremely unfair advantage” in the first bout with Silva and feels this time Silva will defeat Sonnen.
“Chael last time had an extremely unfair advantage. Because, you know, that whole deal with I don’t know what it’s called, steroids, or whatever, performance-enhancing drugs or whatever. … I think this time, probably he’ll be a little more careful with that, and I think that will even the playing field. Let’s just say this, I think this time, they’re both going to be at their best. I don’t think there’s going to be any controversy, I don’t think there’s going to be any injuries. I think two great fighters are going to go out there and have it out, and I think my guy’s going to win. My guy’s going to win handily this time.”
Seagal also gave his opinion on Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones but feels like Lyoto Machida is clearly a better fighter than Jones.
“I respect every fighter that goes out to the Octagon, I don’t think (Jones’) punches or kicks landed well. Do I think he punches or kicks well? No, not at all, and that’s just my opinion. He’s a very big guy, he’s like a heavyweight. He’s 6-4, very athletic and very strong. Is he a better fighter than Lyoto? No. Not even close. But that doesn’t mean he can’t win.”
When asked if a bout between Jones and Anderson would make sense.
“It’s such a huge difference in strength and size and weight. I don’t know what’s fascinating for fans to see. And I said (Jones) is a heavyweight. He said he was going to challenge Junior dos Santos, if he really said that, he should do it. He’s already cleaned out the (light heavyweight) division, there’s no one left to fight him.”