On the PEDs allegation against Chael Sonnen:
Actually, when the news came out I… I didn’t notice [during the fight], I couldn’t tell [he was on something]. It’s sad for the sport, I think it was an unsportsmanlike attitude. But the commissions will take care of this and I hope this serves as an example to other athletes as well.
When asked if Chael was his toughest fight, he neglected:
No, my toughest fight in my career was against Hayato Sakurai in Shooto, my second toughest fight in my career was against Rich Franklin, it was a difficult fight for me. He’s a smart fighter, he knows the correct moments to throw the strikes and where they are effective.
On the future of his weight class:
There are many great fighters in my weight class, in my opinion, Nathan [Marquardt] will be the next champion in my weight class. Demian [Maia] is also working his way up and could become champion in this weight class. Palhares is also maturing a lot with his past few fights. But in my opinion, Nathan [Marquardt] will be the next champion in this weight class.
On why he will not be fighting at LHW anymore:
Last time I spoke to Dana, he told me that the only way I’d fight at LHW again is if I was to move to LHW permanently, only fighting there. So for me, those who saw [me fighting at LHW], saw me, those who didn’t won’t get another chance to see that anymore.
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