Du Plessis (21-2 MMA, 7-0 UFC) defeated Sean Strickland (28-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) by split decision to tell the middleweight title in Saturday’s headliner at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
Strickland conception he used to be robbed, and the likes of UFC CEO Dana White and Joe Rogan moreover scored the strive against in his opt on. Nonetheless as essential as Sonnen used to be rooting for Strickland, he thinks it used to be a sure build for Du Plessis.
“After I in actuality have a bias, I tell it to you guys. I tell it, and I composed strive to be just,” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel. “So, I’m cheering for Sean. Sean and Colby, those are my guys; it’s diverse. I secure a knot in my belly; it’s diverse. So, we misplaced every spherical. We misplaced every spherical of the strive against.”
Sonnen figured the judges would award Strickland the fifth spherical, but he’s now now not fully contented himself. Outside of that, he had all rounds for Du Plessis.
“In my coronary heart, I mediate it used to be 5-0,” Sonnen said. “With an right bias for Strickland, it used to be 5-0, and in absolutely the most inspiring case 4-1. I mediate the crowd for the most segment accept as true with me.”
Sonnen used to be shy that the strive against used to be scored a split decision. He used to be essential extra at a loss for words when he saw other’s opinions.
“My higher shock used to be when all used to be said and completed, Joe Rogan, who positively qualifies as an knowledgeable on this house, Dana White, who positively qualifies as an knowledgeable on this house, both had Strickland,” Sonnen said. “They both had Strickland. I conception, ‘Did we witness the same thing?’”
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