Advice for Sonnen

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by ozyabbas, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. ozyabbas

    ozyabbas Purple Belt

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    Actually spend your time learning jiu jitsu instead of bad mouthing it. Almost all your losses have come from triangles, armbars and guillotines from either jiu jitsu guys or good submission grapplers.

    Stop talking shit and just train.
     
  2. Varth

    Varth Green Belt

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    I agree. He only needs to work on his submission defense and he'll be much better.
     
  3. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    4 triangles
    2 arm bars
    1 guillotine.
     
  4. knoxpk

    knoxpk Black Belt

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    and a partridge in a pear tree.
     
  5. ozyabbas

    ozyabbas Purple Belt

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    triangles are definitely not his friend. Its just amazing that he passes the guard and then puts himself back into the guard. He could of tried to take the back and go for a RNC, mounted and punch from there amongst other things but he was content to just stay in the guard and grind out a decision victory with weak punches and elbows.
     
  6. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    This is the last guy he tko:
    Win Kyacey Uscola TKO (Punches) SF 20 - Homecoming 10/27/2007 1 N/A

    after that: 5 win via decisions and 2 subs losses.
     
  7. FollowYourBliss

    FollowYourBliss Yellow Belt

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    I actually didn't think he did that bad of a job defending. His strategy was to beat Silva's face in so leaving his arms open to be armbarred or setup for a triangle is kind of expected. He defended a 2 kimoras and multiple triangle/armlock attempts. He got tapped out in the end but oh well. No shame in getting tapped by a black belt. Interesting and entertaining fight. I'd love to see these two on TUF haha.
     
  8. Gerbiljiujitsu

    Gerbiljiujitsu Purple Belt

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    it appeared to me that Silva did little to nothing other than some half assed attempts and the one triangle at the end.

    With that being said please dont think that I'm hating on silva, he has mad skills as both a kick boxer and BJJ blackbelt. My comments are more centered around the fact that he had little to no hip movement and I think that was possibly because of the rib injury he was talking about.
     
  9. ozyabbas

    ozyabbas Purple Belt

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    to be honest Anderson should feel ashamed for not having triangled, armbarred, kimured or heel hooked him sooner. He either didn't attempt them or just plain let go when there was no reason to. Even if he didn't submit him with a heel hook he could of at least caused some discomfort and damage to the knee.

    Sonnen wouldn't be so good with the takedowns with a damaged knee.
     
  10. Respeezy

    Respeezy Purple Belt

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    He did exactly! what he said he was going to do, had me laughing sometimes , when he would keep on punching without beeing able to put power in there , like he knew he wasnt doing any damage , but he just wanted to hit anderson in the face or something.:icon_chee
     
  11. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    He needs to find a black belt with a lot of patience who knows how to keep a secret.
     
  12. elbigsam

    elbigsam Blue Belt

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    perhaps it is a problem where the people he trains with dont have the level of physicality mixxed with the level of submission skill to push him in the proper direction. or perhaps he just doesnt care to learn/use a more technical style of guard passing, securing solid dominant position before ground and pound.
     
  13. RockLee

    RockLee White Belt

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    yeah all he needs to do is work on sub defense and try not to stay on the guard more..
     
  14. Alaskantkdkid

    Alaskantkdkid Green Belt

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    This guy has it right.

    Sonnen is a Republican, and Republicans don't lay between other men's legs.(Or so he says.)
     
  15. Respeezy

    Respeezy Purple Belt

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    That's pretty much what he did throughout the whole fight:icon_chee
     
  16. lechien

    lechien Gold Belt

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    I think he said something about Republican do not fight on their back.
     
  17. judogido

    judogido Aussie!, Aussie!, Aussie! ...

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    I think he needs to come post on Sherdog f12. We'll set him straight......
     
  18. Amiro

    Amiro Orange Belt

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    i dont think i could be in a black belts guard for almost 5 rounds without being submitted

    (even if i could punch)
     
  19. Trollgrappler

    Trollgrappler Gold Belt

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    1 or 2 months of training how to avoid triangles and Sonnen would be almost unstoppable.
     
  20. nni

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    Does he really not train bjj or does he simply say he doesn't?
     

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