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Chael Sonnen almost beat prime Anderson Silva

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  1. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    Yet he kinda sucks in that he's a choker in big fights.

    Do you attribute this to psychology, bad luck, or lack of athleticism?
     
  2. Pitier of Fools Brown Belt

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    None of the above. In the Anderson fight, he was 30 seconds away from shocking the world, but Anderson was able to exploit his weakness. The guy's weakness was submission defense, plain and simple.
     
  3. DanAndroid Living vicariously through Dillon Danis.

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    getting caught with a triangle is hardly choking.
     
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  4. hohner Titanium Belt

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    Phrenology. His approbativeness to amativeness ratio was way off. One look at his head and you knew he could never be champ.
     
  5. Get To Da Choppa Black Belt

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    Chael is a closer

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    Also let's give Anderson some credit. He had solid wrist control and was hitting Chael with some hard elbows from the bottom that probably disoriented Chael after 24 minutes of hard fighting
     
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  6. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    He got swept and subbed by Maia too, and Maia is not wrestler at all. Maia couldn't take down Anderson Silva a single time.
     
  7. mmacrisis Brown Belt

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    Anderson lost all 5 rounds of that fight but managed to pull off an amazing submission in the end. Chael was at his peak at that moment, never got any better for him after that.
     
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    I think him being so aggressive on the feet surprised Andy and made it easier for Chael to secure takedowns. Chael put so much pressure on Andy, it was impressive as fuck, and then it wasn’t.
     
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  9. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    For sure but he made it look easy. Look at any other opponent Anderson faced during that time and he just clowned them.
     
  10. BEATDOWNS Titanium Belt

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    Anderson wouldn't dare step to Chael if he saw him on the mean streets of West Lynn Oregon. :cool:
     
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    Anderson is very smart he almost always finds a way to win on the ground, the guy is really a snake.
     
  12. Swepingright Banned Banned

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    What's surprising is that he's a dedicated BJJ guy. It's not like he trained as back-up. He totally emersed himself in it and is black belt now. Yet his weakness was BJJ
     
  13. mma fighter Green Belt

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    Chael fought masterfully, but made one mistake. I thought for sure Chael was gonna win.
     
  14. FlyingDeathKick Silver Belt

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    Anderson just wanted to make it interesting.
     
  15. djacobox372 Steel Belt

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    35yo =/= prime for any athlete unless they started ridiculously late in life.
     
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    Have you ever seen a Sonnen fight where his opponent's gameplan was to take him down? The guy had horrible TDD for such a good offensive wrestler. Jones & Rashad both rag-dolled him
     
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    Why is his foot loose in the up kick KO? The first thing you do in BJJ is to control the legs
     
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  18. Only Here for Attachments Bacon Lettuce and Mayo

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    Roided to the gills but still lost
     
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    He would’ve been stripped anyways.. He failed for the most PEDS ever in an athletes body after, admitted he was on like 10 different things.
     
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    But he did choke in this fight, the biggest of his career.

    He was roided with the T levels of 14 sherdoggers combined and still found a way to lose to an injured, old man.

    He was on every steroid, ever at once.
     
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