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Chris Lytle Comments On Taking Over Chael Sonnen’s Spot With Fox Sports

Andrew Ravens

Chris Lytle

With Chael Sonnen being fired from Fox Sports and longtime UFC Welterweight, Chris Lytle joining the team, Lytle shared how the deal came about:

“I’ve had this planned for a month-and-a-half,” he told MMAjunkie Radio. “I’ve been trying to get this in the works, and then all of a sudden, the thing happens with Chael and they say I’m coming in as his replacement. That’s not the case.

“People think that I’m doing this because Chael is gone. I was actually supposed to be on the broadcast with Chael, and then last-minute, he’s not going to be there any more. So it’s not quite that I’m being brought in to fill his shoes, because that would be a difficult task.”

“But I’ll be honest, I don’t know everything like I should. So I’ve really been on a crash course.”

Lytle will be making his debut as an analist starting tonight for UFC Fight Night 45. He will be doing FOX Sports 1′s pre- and post-event coverage of the event in Atlantic City, N.J.

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