6 years ago one of the greatest comeback wins of all time happened

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Minnja, Aug 7, 2016.

?

Greatest comeback in MMA?

  1. Yes

    55.9%
  2. No, but greatest comeback in a title fight

    33.9%
  3. No

    10.2%
  1. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    20,358
    Likes Received:
    7,098
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2016
    HHJ, Goodfella86, The Senator and 4 others like this.
  2. sirmorbach

    sirmorbach These violent delights have violent ends

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2016
    Messages:
    7,066
    Likes Received:
    46,508
    Location:
    Brazil
    Chael didn't know the rules. He thought that tapping would cost him the round, not the fight as a whole. In the mean streets of West Linn, Oregon, you don't get to be a champion for wrapping your legs around a gansgter's neck for a couple of seconds after getting you ass whooped for 25 minutes.

    Doesn't count. 49-46 Chael. And new.
     
    markg171, HBLC, 11bravo1789 and 24 others like this.
  3. thechoice2

    thechoice2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10,740
    Likes Received:
    8,548
    The buildup for this fight birthed the most annoying fanbase of all time on Sherdog....until the "Conor Bless" crowd came around.
     
  4. JSN

    JSN choo-CHOO! Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    41,754
    Likes Received:
    16,606
    Location:
    CTE City
    that was effing cray
     
    bambammccoy and Rondas Pillow like this.
  5. Minnja

    Minnja Touch-Butt white belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2008
    Messages:
    20,358
    Likes Received:
    7,098
    "Fighting Anderson Silva is like eating Chinese food... after 10 minutes you want to do it again"

    I remember those "I'm with Chael Sonnen" AVs prior to the first fight. The butthurt over Anderson was also at an all-time high because of the Maia fight.
     
  6. Fahcough

    Fahcough Red Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2015
    Messages:
    8,606
    Likes Received:
    20,409
    Location:
    2020 Poster of the Year *verified
    ... had to scroll down and read before voting to see what fight this was about. (Don't have events memorized)
     
  7. Satsui Ryu

    Satsui Ryu Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2012
    Messages:
    5,505
    Likes Received:
    4,101
    I was at that event. Crowd was going nuts. Top to bottom a quality event.
     
  8. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    18,736
    Likes Received:
    37,691
    One of the best cards of 2010 from start to finish.
     
    JudasAnthony, Minnja and NightwingBJJ like this.
  9. NightwingBJJ

    NightwingBJJ R.I.P To The King II Long.Live.GU€RNICA

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2012
    Messages:
    15,529
    Likes Received:
    62,658
    Location:
    Planet Vegeta
    Time flies.

    Absolutely loved that moment!
     
  10. HughPhug

    HughPhug Plug Tunin'

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2013
    Messages:
    13,137
    Likes Received:
    37,359
    Location:
    The D.A.I.S.Y. Age
    couldn't agree more
     
    NightwingBJJ likes this.
  11. Indianapolis Jones

    Indianapolis Jones Green Gucci Suit Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2013
    Messages:
    25,973
    Likes Received:
    25,987
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    I was there at Oracle. It was crazy.
     
  12. somervillecr

    somervillecr THE KING IS BACK

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2016
    Messages:
    1,269
    Likes Received:
    4,251
    Location:
    The Isle of Skye
    Chael clearly stated that he thought it ended the round, not the fight.

    If he didn't think that, why would he tap with like a minute to go?

    Chael is the GOAT.

    Anderson's a bum.

    Sorry, losers.
     
    sirmorbach, JudasAnthony and Hi-Tech like this.
  13. ElCasca

    ElCasca Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2012
    Messages:
    3,440
    Likes Received:
    8,189
    Location:
    Strasbourg, France
    Excluding Fitch of course
     
  14. thechoice2

    thechoice2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2004
    Messages:
    10,740
    Likes Received:
    8,548
    When a Sonnen fan and Conor fan are one in the same, you get this.
     
  15. Coolidge

    Coolidge Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Messages:
    23,365
    Likes Received:
    38,555
    The second fight was an early stoppage. Chael Sonnen was about to jump up like a spring before the ref stopped it. Chael has two wins over Anderson Silva in my book, which is the only one that matters.
     
  16. Coolidge

    Coolidge Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2016
    Messages:
    23,365
    Likes Received:
    38,555
    He didn't say anything wrong. Chael was only familiar with the Oregon MMA ruleset. He legitimately did not know tapping actually ended the fight.
     
    DiogenesOfSinope and sirmorbach like this.
  17. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    18,736
    Likes Received:
    37,691
    Wars, KO's, submissions and a little bit of LnP/Wall 'n Stall. That card had a little bit of everything.
     
  18. The Judas Pig

    The Judas Pig Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2013
    Messages:
    5,311
    Likes Received:
    310
    Location:
    The beautiful English countryside
    Edgar v Maynard 3 was better imo.
     
  19. Smooth Princess

    Smooth Princess Orange Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2016
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    534
    Where did this Chael didn't know the rules stuff come from? The guy had 7 submission losses before Silva, 3 of them in the UFC. That has to be one of the dumbest lines of bullshit I've seen yet.
     
    blopdak, The Senator and Laystitcher like this.
  20. XxanaxX

    XxanaxX Banned Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,754
    Likes Received:
    1,553
    People conveniently forget that Chael pissed hot for this fight and would not have held onto the belt with a positive drug test, despite winning the match.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.