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metalbill PM metalbill
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Posted: 1/30/2012 11:22:01 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by sawman:

both round one and two were extremely close, and could have gone either way without anyone being too surprised, in my opinion.

but we all know, wrestling and control wins in MMA. Every round Sonnen got him down and maintained a dominant position, landing several good shots each time.

GREAT fight between two of the best. neither gave an inch

i hear what you are saying sawman. it was a close fight, and if you leave it up to the judges, anything can happen.

i think bisping won rounds 1 and 2, lost round 3. but that's the way she goes now a days. i still don't like his 'antics' whatever, everyone has their opinion. if he was undefeated, or his record was off the charts, it wouldn't bother me as much. 28-11-1, isn't worthy of touting the way he is.
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Posted: 2/1/2012 8:54:02 AM
Chael, whether you like him or not is the 2nd best middleweight ever in the UFC, I would like to know who else we would put there? Franklin who got his face rearranged by silva in a couple fights? Those fights weren't even competitive. Look like a grown man beating up on a 10 year old... Maybe hendo but most of hendos fights have been at 205.... Look at the last bunch of fights chael has fought, he has improved a lot and beat a ton of guys that were top 5 middleweightsat the time all in the last 3 years in the UFC which means a lot more than franklins wins because those were in a time where the sport was new and the competition was very weak
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Posted: 2/1/2012 8:58:37 AM
Whether or not you like his antics, chael has beaten quality guys in the middleweight div and was the only guy to have been 30 seconds away from beating silva. That alone should get higher your respect.. Silva has mashed everyone yet sonnen had the first 4 rounds won on the scorecards. Even if silva was at 70% that is still very impressive that sonnen can win all those rounds against a guy like silva who is seen as the greatest UFC fighter pound for pound ever according to rankings on all sports sites...
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Posted: 2/1/2012 9:03:27 AM
I will admit sonnens stunts/trash talking can be ridiculous at times but it doesn't really bother me as much. UFC fighters can sometimes be too quiet, too politically correct so it's a nice change to see sonnen say what a lot of other people are thinking. But yeah, he sometimes goes too far. He did give bisping a lot of credit and even bisping said sonnen was a gentleman in the leadup to the fight and was a gentleman after the fight...
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Posted: 2/1/2012 10:00:28 AM
I dont mind Sonnen. We'll see if it was the steroids that helped him against Silva the first time.
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Posted: 2/1/2012 9:25:13 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by frank the tank:

I dont mind Sonnen. We'll see if it was the steroids that helped him against Silva the first time.
yep we'll see, 'roid' monkeys are cheaters, and when they are off them for awhile, it shows in their performance. i won't cheer for a roider. Ken Shamrock, Joe Riggs, Brock Lesnar......Chael  Sonnen?
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Posted: 2/2/2012 8:48:25 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Slovak:

I am still chuckling over the "easily the second greatest middleweight ever" statement.

The freaking guy has been finished himself as many times as he has finished his opponents.

thanks for the laugh.



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