Sonnen Picks Khabib For UFC 229

One week away from his Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finale against Fedor, Chael Sonnen put on his analyst hat to break down the main event of UFC 229.

The Oregon native is picking current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to stop Conor McGregor on October 6th at the T-Mobile Arena. Sonnen feels that Khabib showed that he had the “moral high ground” when he left after answering questions and not waiting on a 27 minute late McGregor.

“We’re in too deep now,” Sonnen said about a lack of faceoff between the two yesterday. “These guys have come face to face, they’ve seen each other through windows, they’ve seen each other through television sets, they’ve seen each other at press conference. I’m all for meeting up. I think that’s what the company brought them here for today, but no (it doesn’t take away from the fight). Truth be known, we had some fun. It was a good day.”

“I think Khabib beats him. I have multiple reasons to believe that, but look, he has to get through a buzzsaw before he can do that.”

Initial Report: MMA Junkie

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