Chael Sonnen and Canadian television show host Michael Landsberg have had a weird, mutually beneficial relationship over the past few years. Once, Sonnen stormed off the set when he apparently didn't like Landsberg's questions.
Now, the TSN reports that in a new interview with Sonnen, Landsberg revealed that a source told him that the fighter had undergone colon surgery before fighting Rashad Evans at UFC 167 last month. Sonnen would not explicitly confirm that he did indeed have surgery but did say that "It's a little bit of a surprise that you had that information."
Sonnen, who lost in the first round via TKO to Evans, explained why he wouldn't elaborate.
"When I sign a contract to fight, I'm agreeing to fight a guy on a certain day at a certain time and in a certain venue," he said.
"It's my job to feel good when I go out and do it and if I don't that may play a hand in the fight."
So...that was kind of convoluted but props to Sonnen, we guess? Hopefully if he did indeed have surgery on his colon, the procedure helped with whatever health concerns that called for it.
- Martial Arts
- Tests & Procedures
- Chael Sonnen
- Michael Landsberg