MMA Chael Sonnen is retarded

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  1. SCirone

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    Sonnen Ready to Tangle with WEC and UFC Champs

    by John Morgan [john-morgan] on Mar 27, 2008 at 6:41 pm in - News -

    Riding high after an absolutely dominating 30-26, 30-25, 30-25 unanimous decision victory over previously undefeated Bryan Baker (6-1), WEC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen (20-9-1) is ready to take on all comers. And first on his list is UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (21-4).

    Sonnen discussed his desire to transition to the UFC, as well as a possible upcoming rematch with personally embattled WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho (16-0), on today's edition of TAGG Radio (www.taggradio.com), a content partner of MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

    "I sent an email to (UFC and WEC matchmaker) Joe Silva when I thought I was competing with Paulo, and I just said 'Look, I'm going to beat up Paulo, and I'm going to call out Anderson,'" Sonnen said. "'Am I going to look like a fool, or does that interest you?' And he wrote me back pretty candidly, and said 'You're wasting your time. We're not going to inter-mingle the two promotions right now. You're not going to get to fight Anderson.'"

    But with Zuffa seemingly holding true to its word to maintain the UFC and WEC as separate entities, Sonnen does not feel the door is closed on an eventual match-up with Silva. In fact, the soon-to-be 31-year-old Oregonian feels the bout is inevitable.

    "My argument to Joe Silva was very simple," Sonnen reasoned. "I'm the only guy under Zuffa contract, one with the courage to fight (Silva) and two, with the physical ability to beat him. So, at some point, when all the guys under Zuffa contract find a million reasons not to get in there with him, and I'm the only guy for him, not only will I get in there with him, I want in there with him. They're going to have to make that match happen."

    The Sonnen-Baker fight was a late addition to this Wednesday's WEC card, as Sonnen was originally scheduled to compete in a rematch of a loss at WEC 31, against Paulo Filho. The fight was scrapped when Filho pulled out to deal with personal issues, including depression and possible chemical dependency concerns.

    Recent reports out of Brazil have suggested that Filho was simply not training properly, and the middleweight had grown to 230-plus pounds. Sonnen wants the fight bad enough that he's willing to take Filho on at any weight class.

    "I want to win that championship; that's one goal," Sonnen explained. "I also want to beat Paulo Filho; that's another. If I can't complete both of those at the same time, that's fine. I will fight Paulo when he weighs 230 pounds I've never said he needs to come down and weigh 'X' amount. I've never set a goal to beat a 185-pound Paulo Filho. The plan is to beat up Paulo Filho, and that's where it ends. If he wants to weigh 230, I'm not going to complain.

    "So if we can put the fight together, if he wants to meet at 205, (or) if he wants to just make it a heavyweight fight, again, we're not going to complain on the contract there."

    Sonnen said he did not know when his next fight would take place, but a return date at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Vegas at an as-yet-unannounced August date was a possibility. Sonnen expressed his desire to make a quicker return, however, and find a spot on the WEC's June 1 card in Sacramento, Calif.

    "I'll be back in the gym tomorrow, so that would be great to be able to go again in two months."
     
  2. Sylva

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    I don't think that's retarded at all. I like his attitude and style. He say's he'll fight anyone, anytime and he means it. Unlike many other people that bitch about weight, time of the fight, if it's for a belt ect ect.
     
  3. kilian

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    I like his attitude.
     
  4. Sonnen could beat Silva. It's not outside the realm of possibility, especially given the style matchup. :dunno:
     
  5. checkii

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    Sonnen would not beat Silva.
    Sonnen would look foolish.
    Sonnen is still a tard for more reasons than just wanting to fight silva.
     
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    I like him. He wants to fight the best, doesn't care how or when. Has that all American guy next door look. I hope he gets his shot at Silva.
     
  7. why wouldn't he beat silva? Isn't his strength Silva's biggest weakness?
     
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    i dont see him bringing anything that past fighters havent brought to Silva.
     
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    don't feel like arguing on the internet, please chose another contestant. :io:
     
  10. :ugh:

    I'm just wondering your thought process here. Not trying to start a fight.
     
  11. dengar

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    No Silva beat a better wrestler and more experienced fighter than Sonnen, so one could assume he could do the same to a similar fighter with lesser tools.
     
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    it's dumb for anyone to call out anderson, but at the same time that was a really impressive showing in his last fight.
     
  13. kilian

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    stranger things have happened...
    granted it was a fluke and he got caught but the gsp serra hughes triangle lends itself to this argument.
     
  14. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    I like Sonnen. I think he would have a better shot than most at Anderson. The again I picked Danny against Anderson as well. So wtf do I know.
     
  15. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    I think a lot of people did.
     
  16. I'd say Sonnen has better control and gas than Hendo, and isn't going to do something dumb like pull guard. He might have better takedowns as well, or at least a more aggressive and effective style.

    It'd be a fight I'd like to see.
     
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    In terms of MMA wrestling, Sonnen is comparable if not better than hendo. He definitely has a shot
     
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    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Sonnen's takedowns looked pretty impressive against baker. :dunno:
     
  19. checkii

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    My ears look pretty impressive next to jeff :dunno:
     
  20. baker isn't just some kickboxer. He's a wrestler/takedown guy, albeit not a top-flight fighter.

    sonnen bitched Paulo Filho in terms of wrestling as well.
     
  21. dengar

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    Some of that may be true, but gas wasn't a problem in the Hendo Silva fight. I would argue that even if Sonnen's takedowns are better than Hendo's the margin between the two is smaller than the striking advantage Hendo has over Sonnen.

    I think Henderson gave Anderson more to worry about that Sonnen would. I wouldn't mind seeing the fight either, but if Sonnen is already patting himself on the back like this I don't like his chances at all.
     
  22. I think henderson's striking skill wasn't too his advantage. He might have had better success just bum-rushing for takedowns constantly.
     
  23. kilian

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    agree.
    staying outside and elevated of anderson = guaranteed death.
     
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    Wernt you one of the people predicting Hendo by KO?
     
  25. I predicted Hendo by GnP.

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3682782

    I obviously didn't give enough credit to Hendo's tardness or Silva's ridiculously destructive punches to downed opponents.
     

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