Chael Sonnen legacy

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  1. OlderMan

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    That And Mostly imo His Gift for Gab
     
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    Chael has one of the saddest legacies possible for a great fighter, the fighter that comes a hair away from winning the BIG fights and comes up ever so short.

    2 minutes away from dominating Anderson bell to bell. Has a mental lapse and gets subbed..

    A minute away from being the first to beat JJ. Can't survive the 1st round.

    Very respectable resume but it's got to eat him up inside how close he got.
     
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    TBH, I believe Chaels real legacy hasn't even begun yet.

    I believe he'll one day be the president of either Bellator or the UFC and his legacy will be as a promoter who had a legit fighting career.

    It would be epic

     
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  4. Koro

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    Fedor, Mir and Nelson have enough sub game when/if Sonnen takes it to the ground. Everyone has decent wrestling, not to mention better striking.
    Chael has no chance IMHO.
     
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    I'd say Chael has the best wrestling in the tournament, but size does matter and so the bigger guys might be too much for him.
     
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    Yep ,,Classic Chael................ Mouth=Fame=TheChamp of BullShit
     
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    His legacy was he talked his way into many big fights and rarely delivered. But he is a case study of how to succeed in mma when your not good enough to be champion and how to make money when you dont feel like fighting. Takes charisma of course,and he def has that.
     
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    Good fighter, not great. Lost all his big fights in his career. Racking up some wins on old legends, that don't take fighting serious anymore..
     
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    Chael is the most well rounded roider in UFC history.

    In just one test failed for :

    -HGH
    -EPO
    -anastrozole
    -hCG

    I'm no expert but it seems that he was cycling on and off at the same time :D
     
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    I doubt Chael could win the BHWT, but in MMA circles his legacy is being a very good (at one point in time) entertaining fighter before his fights, while not having very entertaining fights.
     
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    I can see Chael getting the W over Fedor, but not against Mir.
     
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    Legacy?
    We can argue about that...based on what each person values.

    He’s a legend for sure.
    Unforgettable personality with a healthy dose of trolling.
    Had very high profile fights, rivalries with Anderson Silva and Jon Jones.
     
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    Great account.... glad you shared.

    Local boy makes good

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    Cheating lay and pray fighter who can tap his way out of any remotely dangerous situation in a split second.
     
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    i like chael personally. he's hilarious and a real bright guy in general. but i will always think of him as a fighter who always fell short. that first anderson fight will always define him, in my opinion. he was so damn close to winning that fight on the biggest stage, and couldn't finish the job.
     
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    chael holds a submission over silva, tko'd him in the rematch and also tko'd jones and became a division champ

    went on to make tito yell tap tap

    his legacy speaks for itself
     
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    Middle of the pack fighter who’s best run of form coincided with his heavy use of trt/steroids

    Also stole his whole shtick from joe ‘baddest man on the planet’ warren.

    Got some half interesting things to say these days when he’s not fighting tho.
     
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    He's funny as shit. I'l watch him for that alone.
     
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    I dont think the Bellator GP means anything tbh. Its a freak show with two solid LHWs, two middle of the pack HWs and a bunch of guys who havent been credible for years.

    Chaels legacy is hes a very good but not quite elite fighter, and an elite trash talker, who gave an at the time seemingly unstoppable Andy shit tons of trouble for 4 and a half Rds in one of the most memorable UFC fights ever.
     
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