Yeah, I’m really not sure how much of this we are supposed to believe, but UFC 167 fighter Chael Sonnen is claiming that the day before his epic ass-beating from Rashad Evans he was forced to undergo emergency surgery on his colon. This surgery apparently removed “inches” of his colon and he was still somehow able to step into a ring the next day without fear of infection or feeling ill.
Chael Sonnen refers to himself as the American Gangster, but I dunno, it’d be a gangster move to fight a day after surgery, if that’s even possibly. [source]
Sonnen confirmed that he had the procedure during a taping of TSN’s Off The Record on Wednesday, after host Michael Landsberg revealed that a source told him about it.
“It’s a little bit of a surprise that you had that information,” replied Sonnen when asked whether he had undergone surgery.
Despite the medical emergency, Sonnen did not withdraw from the scheduled matchup in Las Vegas on Nov. 16 and was defeated in a first-round TKO.
“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 continued. “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.”