Originally Posted by Uvall
I don't see Chael being "dead meat on the feet". I do however, see him being choked out by guillotine or triangle. Also, I feel that Chael poses a real threat for Jones. I think Anderson is on a 'whole notha lebel" than John and Chael will be more than prepaired for this fight. That being said, I'm not sure Jones is going to take it as serious as some of his previous fights and come in expecting an easy fight, that I'm sure he won't get. I just can't stop seeing Chael shoot in and get caught in a standing guillotine that ends on the feet or goes to the ground, but ends there as well.
Sonnen's last TKO victory came in 2007 against Kyacey Uscola. Of course anything can happen, but I just don't see him being a threat in the stand up. I know that match ups are everything, and Chael could get tricky with mixing big punches in with takedown attempts. But do we really think Chael has a better chance of KOing Jones than Machida?
I agree that Chael needs to be careful with his takedown attempts, as Bones will be expecting that. In addition to the standing guillotine, I could see Jon using the flying knee if he's feeling adventurous.
We've never really seen Bones work off his back, except for that time when he pulled guard against Rashad. Even if he did get taken down, I wouldn't be surprised if he reversed position and pounded out Sonnen in brutal fashion. Remember, Chael couldn't finish Anderson even though he rode him for 24.5 minutes, and you know how Jon Bones Jones gets down with them elbows once he's on top.
Chael's margin for error is slim to non-existent.