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  • 03-29-2013, 10:33 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by DanC View Post
    When I look back at my old posts about Chael, I cringe. I cringe because I used to get so fired up about the things that he comes out with, and would have jumped on this thread, flaming Chael to hell, if it wasn't so clear to see that the things that he says are soundbites, not serious statements to be taken literally.

    My opinion of Chael changed dramatically during the TUF series in particular. His monologues and motivational speeches were some of the best I've ever heard, from any coach or fighter. He got stuck in to training with the fighters, and just came across like a real good dude. Combine that with how he came across on the Joe Rogan Experience, and Chael can add me to his list of fans.

    Chael is honest about his abilities; he's nota world class striker, he's not some jiu-jitsu wizard, but what he is is a dominant and technical wrestler with power-doubles that are almost impossible to stop.

    If this fight goes the distance, it's absolutely plausible that Chael could grind out the decision and go home with his hand raised, but if he can't put Jones on his back, keep him there, and get the better of him while he's down there, then it's going to be a long, horrible night for Sonnen.
    NO! Chael is a liar, a crook and a thief. You must not like him at all for these particular reasons. Because I said so.
  • 03-29-2013, 08:15 PM
    CtGreat
    The best wrestling in MMA goes to the one with the highest takedown percentage. Im pretty sure that title belongs to either GSP, Evans, Koscheck, or Fitch.
  • 03-29-2013, 08:03 PM
    Dan
    Quote Originally Posted by iced View Post
    nah, what i was trying to convey was.....chael states he "destroys" folks from the top. i don't find this true. i don't see him putting Jones in any kind of trouble if he is able to take him down. I think chael is in more trouble from the top then Jones is on the bottom imo
    I agree man, I could definitely see Jones opening Sonnen up with some elbows from the bottom. Condit was throwing elbows like mad from the bottom against GSP, and so I'm sure Jackson and Jones will be working those in camp.
  • 03-29-2013, 06:34 PM
    iced
    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    Sometimes I forget the rule that not finishing= not doing much.
    nah, what i was trying to convey was.....chael states he "destroys" folks from the top. i don't find this true. i don't see him putting Jones in any kind of trouble if he is able to take him down. I think chael is in more trouble from the top then Jones is on the bottom imo
  • 03-29-2013, 10:24 AM
    Dan
    When I look back at my old posts about Chael, I cringe. I cringe because I used to get so fired up about the things that he comes out with, and would have jumped on this thread, flaming Chael to hell, if it wasn't so clear to see that the things that he says are soundbites, not serious statements to be taken literally.

    My opinion of Chael changed dramatically during the TUF series in particular. His monologues and motivational speeches were some of the best I've ever heard, from any coach or fighter. He got stuck in to training with the fighters, and just came across like a real good dude. Combine that with how he came across on the Joe Rogan Experience, and Chael can add me to his list of fans.

    Chael is honest about his abilities; he's nota world class striker, he's not some jiu-jitsu wizard, but what he is is a dominant and technical wrestler with power-doubles that are almost impossible to stop.

    If this fight goes the distance, it's absolutely plausible that Chael could grind out the decision and go home with his hand raised, but if he can't put Jones on his back, keep him there, and get the better of him while he's down there, then it's going to be a long, horrible night for Sonnen.
  • 03-29-2013, 02:17 AM
    The Donosaur
    Quote Originally Posted by iced View Post
    doesn't really seem to put people in much danger of being finished......i think its more pestering. he did beat up stann and choke him out, but I thought stann was already gassed. can't recall chael finishing anyone with his almighty ground and pound though
    Sometimes I forget the rule that not finishing= not doing much.
  • 03-28-2013, 11:25 PM
    iced
    Quote Originally Posted by The Donosaur View Post
    Chael beat Bisping, just because he didn't destroy him as expected doesn't mean that he didn't win a close one.

    P.S. Have you watched Chael's ground and pound?!?!
    doesn't really seem to put people in much danger of being finished......i think its more pestering. he did beat up stann and choke him out, but I thought stann was already gassed. can't recall chael finishing anyone with his almighty ground and pound though
  • 03-28-2013, 10:02 PM
    The Muss
    What stupid stement I think most people know that he is the toughest sob in the wwe.
  • 03-28-2013, 08:58 PM
    The Donosaur
    Chael beat Bisping, just because he didn't destroy him as expected doesn't mean that he didn't win a close one.

    P.S. Have you watched Chael's ground and pound?!?!
  • 03-28-2013, 08:22 PM
    iced
    Quote Originally Posted by cnlclink View Post
    Teeheehee destroyed Anderson but couldn't beat him and the second fight...well that was not a destruction at all. Also Chael...you barely beat Bisping and as much as I can't stand Bisping I still find that the fight was awfully close.
    i actually thought bisping won that fight.

    its definitely arguable that chael has the best wrestling in the ufc. its damn good. the guy typically doesnt do much after the takedown though. destroyed Anderson?! Silva didn't even look like he'd been in a fight after their 1st outing! Chael is way too into his own hype.

    Not sure if I recall bones being taken down as of yet.....but if chael has success.....I'm not sure what he thinks he'll do from the top? Likely be submitted or beat up from the top.

    As impressive as silver medal is, second place is all chael sonnen will ever get.
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