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Old 05-19-2013, 05:36 PM   #1
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American media double standard with Chael Sonnen

We all know that the fans and the media decided that Vitor's TRT use is the most important topic in MMA. Every article about Vitor starts with 3 paragraphs about TRT. However, where was the hate when popular American fighters use the same TRT?

Take Chael. He pissed hot in 2011 against Anderson. Vitor pissed hot in 2006. Yet, somehow the US media was happy to forgive Chael on his VERY NEXT FIGHT.

Take Bloodyelbow.com. On the 4 articles that I found here about Stann vs Sonnen (the fight immediately after Sonnen pissed hot) only one mentions Sonnen’s pissing hot, and none mentions his TRT use for that fight. In fact, the article is very clear about it’s position that Sonnen redeemed himself and was legitimate.

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Impressively, there weren’t any signs that Sonnen’s lengthy layoff due to his legal problems and positive drug test for elevated testosterone levels had any effect on his performance. It was a perfect route of a legitimate, rising star.
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/10/8...anderson-silva
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/10/9...-and-reactions
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/10/9...i-will-produce
http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2011/10/7...eview-analysis

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another example on Sherdog.com:
On Vitor vs Rockold they obviously mentioned TRT when analyzed who would win the fight.
http://www.sherdog.com/news/articles...-Preview-52495
On Chael vs Stann there was no mention of the word.
http://www.sherdog.com/blog/Picking-...ain-Card-36269

Another example with MMAfighting.com. They also point to TRT as a factor on Vitor vs Rockold, but do not mention it on Sonnen vs Stann
http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/5/16...-8-predictions
http://www.mmafighting.com/2011/10/0...36-predictions

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:37 PM   #2
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Chael loses fights on TRT. Thats why

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #3
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Chael got cleared to fight in the states, Vitor has been forced to fight in Brazil because he can't get leagally cleared.

Will Vitor fans stop whining about this already?
There are people who think both are bullshit. Chael is still labeled a "Roider", and it was your homeboy Vitor that pissed hot in the past, not Chael.

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #4
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Chael loses fights on TRT. Thats why
So does Mir, brb, gonna go make a thread whining about Media Bias

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #5
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Maybe because Vitor is visibly just solid muscle.
Sonnen is lean

Maybe media feels Sonnen actually requires it, having a legitimate excuse in hypogonadism while Vitor just says he needs it.

Maybe Vitor's winning streak since his loss to Silva makes people uneasy. Sonnen meanwhile has lost to Silva and Jones. And has gotten only 2 victories.


Sonnen gets plenty of hate from Silva fans on here anyways.


Idc if anyone uses TRT

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #6
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Good point.

Hendo, Mir, Sonnen and Forrest are all on it, yet they are not bombarded with those questions after a win.The issue is with the people granting folks TRT exemptions.


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Old 05-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #7
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This has to be a joke. Either that or you simply didn't follow the sport for the past 3 years.

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Old 05-19-2013, 05:41 PM   #8
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Chael got cleared to fight in the states, Vitor has been forced to fight in Brazil because he can't get legally cleared.

Will Vitor fans stop whining about this already?
This, it's really not that hard of a concept. Instead people blame media bias, instead of the incredibly obvious.

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Maybe because Vitor is visibly just solid muscle.
Sonnen is lean
I'm with you for the most part, but that's not how it works and Vitor is lean as shit

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Sonnen before TRT weighed 197 pounds. Now, he's walking around at 230 pounds and weighs 215 come fight night and is RIPPED.

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