Chael Sonnen discusses ‘weird’ Luis Suarez biting controversy at the World Cup

Matthias Hangst

Retired UFC competitor Chael Sonnen offered his thoughts on the Luis Suarez biting controversy that took place earlier in the week in Uruguay’s match against Italy.

Arguably the most talked about sporting incident to take place this week was Uruguay's Luis Suarez biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in their World Cup group stage match on Tuesday afternoon. Suarez, dubbed the ‘Hannibal Lecter of Soccer,' was suspended for nine Uruguay matches and four matches from his early season games with Liverpool. He was also fined $112, 000 for his bite.

While this was the third time that Suarez has faced  a biting controversy, retired UFC middleweight and light-heavweight competitor Chael Sonnen came to Suarez's aid on UFC Tonight and weighed in on the entire incident.

"Lets start with what happened on the soccer field," said Sonnen. "To bite someone in the course of battle at least somehow makes some kind of sense. To walk up behind a guy and just bite into his shoulder is just a very weird thing to do."

Sonnen went on to play devil's advocate and say that he has been on "both sides" of this sort of incident during wrestling matches.

"I've never experienced it in the Octagon, but I have experienced it in wrestling matches," Sonnen revealed. "I'll be quite honest, I've been on both sides of it. That's right. I'm very shady."

He added that the bite was not his fault as his wrestling opponent was attempting a fishhook, and that was Sonnen's preferred method of defence.

"Now, they stuck their finger in my mouth," said Sonnen. "He put his finger in my mouth and was trying to give me the old fishhook, so I gave him just a little, gentle bite to let him know, 'I will chomp on this thing should you not remove your finger.' Shady."

Transcription taken from MMAFighting.com.

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