Jan Blachowicz Does Not Get Credit For His UFC Achievements, Says Chael Sonnen

Published 12/01/2020, 7:40 AM EST


Jan Blachowicz is the Undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world. He is the only light heavyweight champion other than Daniel Cormier or Jon Jones to rule the 205 division in recent memory.

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Jan did not have the best possible start to his UFC career and stumbled multiple times early on. He was close to being cut from the UFC when he had won just one in five fights between April 2015 and April 2017. 

However, the Polish fighter turned it around and secured a number of impressive wins that eventually got him a title shot against Dominick Reyes at UFC 253.

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Dominic had previously gone 5 rounds against the greatest champion in the light heavyweight division in Jon Jones.  According to most fans and pundits, he beat Jones. However, he did not have an answer to Polish power. 

Read: Jack Hermansson says Jan Blachowicz has no speed and will get destroyed by Israel Adesanya 

Jan Blachowicz is being overlooked, feels Chael Sonnen 

On the recent episode of his Podcast “What Ifs,” Chael Sonnen gave his thoughts on the champion at 205 pounds.

He said, “Blachowicz who has a fight with Adesanya and with all due respect to Blachowicz, has never really been given the due he deserves… you can back the tape up okay….205 pounds the cupboards were so bare for name recognition. You had two studs from 185, two former world champions Rockhold and Weidman both bumped up to 185… whoever looks better will face Jones. That’s where we were 18 months back.”

 

Chael continued, “Reyes did a fantastic job and was rewarded for a fantastic job. Blachwoicz did a fantastic job was rewarded for it. I don’t Blachowicz was given full credit. To go out there and knock out Luke Rockhold tremendous job. Blachowicz then goes in with Reyes you gotta understand at the time he got in there with Reyes how terrified of Reyes people were…… So he bites down on his mouthpiece goes out there one more time against one more killer and finds a way to win. He is a straight up stud.”

Jan is not the most famous and flashy star in the UFC. Therefore, he is not the most famous either.

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Adesanya, on the other hand, is one of the biggest stars in the sport and has a huge following. Therefore, it is understandable as to why he is a favorite going into the fight. 

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But this is by no means an easy fight for ‘The Last Style Bender’ as Jan has proven time and time again that he can never be counted out.

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Do you agree with Chael Sonnen? Let us know in the comments below. 

 

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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