Chael Sonnen has a new matchup in head for Tony Ferguson now that a fight with Dustin Poirier is seemingly off the desk.
For many months, Poirier and Ferguson had been connected to a combat at UFC 254 on October 24. Regrettably, the matchup fell via when Poirier and the UFC could not concur on the measurement of his prize.
“The UFC and I did not come to terms,” Poirier informed ESPN. “I will not be combating on October 24.
“I just want to be compensated if they want this fight. Simple as that.” Poirier included. “I’m a prizefighter and the prize wants to be right.”
Although Poirier admitted that he was even now open to accepting this struggle at a later on day, UFC President Dana White subsequently announced that he was operating on “another fight” for Ferguson.
Sonnen has an concept in thoughts for that alternate matchup.
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— Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) September 15, 2020
“I feel you have a pair of possible suspects,” Sonnen said whilst talking about prospective Ferguson opponents in a video clip posted to his YouTube channel.
“Dan Hooker,” he added afterwards, revealing his choose. “Dan Hooker compared to Tony Ferguson.”
Sonnen went on to demonstrate why he feels this is an possibility Hooker warrants:
“We’re in a activity in a place that is about staying offered an possibility,” he reported. “You are presented nothing at all else in this sport apart from an option. Could you picture Hooker goes out there, he arrives up small towards Poirier, Poirier does not want the opportunity [against Ferguson] for whichever cause, Hooker goes and requires it. Hooker ends up getting the possibility even even though he shed his prior match, due to the fact the guy that won the match does not want it. That’s the way athletics perform. If you are in a event and you don’t show up to the mat, there is now a forfeit and that other particular person will transfer on.
“If I had been to forecast who will be called and presented that combat [with Ferguson]—it’s purely a prediction, I have not talked to anybody at all—I would like to go forward and float the idea earlier you, see what you believe of Ferguson as opposed to Hooker.”
Are you with Chael Sonnen on this? Really should the UFC e book a battle between Dan Hooker and Tony Ferguson?