UFC 148 Video Interviews: Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin and More

Jeremy Botter@jeremybotterMMA Senior WriterJuly 7, 2012

UFC 148 Video Interviews: Chael Sonnen, Tito Ortiz, Forrest Griffin and More

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    Fight night is finally upon us: Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen will finally step in the cage tonight in Las Vegas for one of the most anticipated fights in UFC history.

    We've been on the ground here in Las Vegas since Tuesday, and I've had the chance to interview the biggest stars of UFC 148. Except for Anderson Silva, of course, who opted to only speak with international media in a scrum (group) setting after his bizarre public workout on Thursday. 

    I've included all the interviews—which include a rare and reflective Chael Sonnen—here for your viewing pleasure. And stay tuned for all of our post-fight interviews with all of the winners and losers tonight here in Las Vegas.

Chael Sonnen

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    Chael Sonnen is less than 48 hours away from his highly anticipated rematch with Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight championship. 

    Sonnen squares off with Silva on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 148.

    Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter caught up with Sonnen after Thursday's open workouts to discuss his long road back to title contention, whether he thought he'd ever get another chance, the promise he made to his dad that he'd one day be a world champion and much more. 

    Check out the exclusive interview in the above video.

Forrest Griffin

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    Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter caught up with Forrest Griffin just two days before he faces Tito Ortiz in the co-main event of UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

    On this installment of The Ultimate Show, Griffin discusses the recent rumors surrounding his retirement, his trilogy with Ortiz, his thoughts on Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen and more. 

    Check out the interview above.

Tito Ortiz

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    Bleacher Report's Jeremy Botter caught up with "The People's Champion," Tito Ortiz, to discuss the final fight of his career, his early aspirations starting with wrestling in high school, his accomplishments earned through fighting and his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame on Saturday night.

    Ortiz faces Forrest Griffin in the rubber match of their trilogy on Saturday night. They're tied at one win each, with both fights going to very close decisions.

    Check out the exclusive interview above.

Cung Le

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    Jeremy Botter caught up with UFC middleweight Cung Le just days before he takes on the returning Patrick Cote at UFC 148.

    Le discussed his career, his thoughts on his last loss to Wanderlei Silva, retirement and much more.

    Check out the video above.

Patrick Cote

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    Jeremy Botter talked to returning UFC middleweight Patrick Cote on Thursday to discuss his UFC 148 bout with Cung Le. 

    Cote discusses his time away from the UFC, whether he ever felt looked over by the promotion, Anderson Silva's fight with Chael Sonnen and much more.

    Check out the exclusive interview above.