Originally Posted by Wand4Life
Honestly I'm not getting into this argument, but to quickly sum up random things on why people think it's fake:
-Literally happened on the day FP memberships went on sale
-There has been multiple fake confrontations prior to this to generate hype
-This impromptu scuffle had spectacular coverage from multiple angles including a camera crane that was set up, running, and not in place where it normally is to cover inside the cage footage.
-The "bare knuckle fight" contained open handed slaps, hilarious running dialogue, and body shots
-Sonnen has admitted to backstage conversations with Wanderlei where they "dropped the fourth curtain/wall" (classic Shakespearian acting figure of speech, modified for pro wrestling)
It was a worked shoot. It was planned to have a scuffle, but the actual actions in the scuffle are on-the-spot (and with sub-100% intentions).
Wand didn't plan to get taken down, Sonnen didn't plan to get elbowed, Dida clearly wasn't in on it and so obviously was the only one who went way the fuck overboard and went too far.
Imagine Dida not jumping in... it would be a missed slap, a double leg, and a sweet bit of spectacularly covered footage to hype the season on literally the same day FP memberships went on sale.
People are allowed to think whatever they want. But I spent too much money and time in film school to buy any of this.
So fucking stupid, none of this is evidence of anything.
- So what?
- Do you mean the one that was actually staged by Wand, but Chael was unaware of? What other provenly fake confrontations were there?
- It's a reality show. I'm sure when they had Wand and Chael meet there and put cameras on them they were planning to shoot something, but on what planet is that proof they were setting up for that fight?
- So both fighters were hesitant and talking to each other during the fight? Maybe because Chael didn't actually want to fight?
- Sonnen admitted he was planning to play the bad-guy with Wandy so Wandy could be the hero in Brazil. Sonnen also admitted Wand apparently didn't understand a word of the plan and just attacked Chael for playing the jerk.
This was a fight on concrete with one guy in jeans and flip-flops. There's no way it was planned that way.