Sonnen provided his predictions for the Feb. 2 UFC 156 card, some of which were absolutely stunning.
“I think Edgar is too fast for him," Sonnen said of Aldo. "I think he can out box him, out wrestle him, and – should he need to – out condition him. I’m taking an upset – I’m taking Frankie Edgar to become the world champion once again. I think they’re going to go 25 minutes and I think it’s going to be a fantastic thing to watch.”
“This is a close fight," Sonnen added of Overeem vs Silva. "A lot of people aren’t seeing that – they think Alistair is going to blow him away – but I’m not seeing that. Bigfoot has had a tremendous three-year run. He ran into Daniel Cormier, who may be the best heavyweight alive. He ran into Cain Velasquez, who was recognized as the best heavyweight alive. Let’s not forget, he beat Fedor Emelianenko, he beat Andrei Arlovski. He beat everyone else they put in front of him. This is a tough fight. And Overeem is used to having the size advantage. As you mentioned, they’re both going to weigh in on-the-dot at 265.”
“This is a lot closer fight than people think it is," Sonnen explained. "For the first time in a long time, Overeem will not have a size advantage. In a war, I’m going to take Overeem.”
Sonnen also hinted that he likes Rashad Evans to slip past Antonio Nogueira.
“There are some times when Rashad absolutely shines and there are some times when he’s a little bit reserved," Sonnen said of the fight. "Either Rashad is a very dangerous guy. Either Rashad has beaten world champions and been a world champion. Let’s not forget about Little Nog. He’s so good with his hands. He’s been sitting out. I don’t know where he’s been. I’ve heard reports he’s hurt. I’ve heard reports he’s gotten married. I’ve heard reports that he just doesn’t want to do this sport anymore. I don’t know where he’s at, but if he’s not training, this is the wrong fight to take.”