Chael Sonnen UFC 182 Prediction: 5-Round butt kicking

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  1. SoberAwakening

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    My apologies if posted already. I'm a fan of Sonnen as a commentator. Interesting article about Chael's breakdown of Jones vs DC. Has some interesting stuff to say about both of them. Says that one of them is going to dominate the other in a bad way. Long article, so I just put a few tidbits here and the link to the article.

    http://www.mmamania.com/2015/1/3/7482773/chael-sonnen-jones-vs-cormier-someone-getting-their-ass-kicked-five-rounds-mma

    Quick Pick:

    "I think if you are a betting man it is very hard to go against Jon Jones. It is hard to close your eyes and see how he loses the belt."

    DC's keys to victory:

    "So now, how does Cormier win? And he can win. But he has to pressure him. He has to close that distance. He can't circle with him. The length alone takes that ability away. Plus we saw Vitor do that, it doesn't work. No matter how good of a striker you are, if you're not in range to strike it doesn't count. Cormier understands this concept. And Cormier will close the distance and start to fight from there and he will throw hard punches, very hard. He will get to that clinch position and push him into the fence."

    On Jones trying to take DC down:

    "Yeah and he might succeed. The wrestling that Jon Jones does in MMA is not wrestling. He will pick one leg up and step behind and trip a guy. I coach kids wrestling. If one of my kids did that I would stop and tell them they have to do 25 push ups to get that habit out of their heads."


    Honest assessment on both DC and Jon:

    "Daniel Cormier is a better wrestler than I am. If we wrestle 10 times, he wins all 10, but their close matches. I give him problems. He is going to beat me by two. He is going to beat me by six. He is going to beat me by five. But he is not blowing me away. And Jon Jones blew me away. I wasn't even close."

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  2. AJ Garcia

    AJ Garcia Level 10 Keyboard warrior Professional Fighter

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    Rashad blew chael away. Huge fan of chael but dc would blow him away too. Dc via manrape.
     
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    This guy faded from the spot light real quickly.
     
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    I love chael, but his assessment is kinda stupid in terms of wrestling. Saying jones blew him away but Cormier wouldn't is silly.
     
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    He's almost saying Jones might be a better wrestler than Cormier.. Wow.
     
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    Get your trail mix and listen to uncle Chael kids.
     
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    Lavitz Gust of Wind Dance

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    Cormier would rag doll Chael in wrestling.
     
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    In MMA terms, but he doesn't realize that Jones won't blow DC out of the water, just because DC doesn't blow Chael out of the water. It doesn't work like that.
     
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    A lot of people are going to be surprised at who wins tomorrow.

    And a lot of people are going to ask themselves, "How did he make it look so easy?"

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    Truth if trip./
     
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    I think he's just giving his honest assessment.
     
  12. Tylerlikesmma

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    What's wrong with the single leg trip? I wrested in Jr. high a super long time ago & I don't remember getting crap for it. I do this all the time in grappling & sparring (MMA sparring). Why is this a bad habit to have?
     
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    A guy with experience with both of them and who lives and breaths MMA has an opinion, and you have an opinion.

    Just saying.
     
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    I'm not calling him a liar, I'm just saying I think it seems stupid.
     
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    he got it right this time
     
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    Magx951 Banned Banned

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    It'll pretty much never work against a high level opponent, but more importantly I think he's talking about the way jones trips by grabbing with only one arm and stands completely upright
     
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    iloveufc123 UFC <3

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    I mike Charl and I understand what he's trying to say but DC would blow him away
     
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    Yes he has more "authority", but it doesn't change what he said. He gave no real reason, other than that jones crushed him. Do you think MMA fighters don't have biases or ever say things that are incorrect?
     
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    I do think that he might be right that the winner will be imposing his will the whole fight, that we can't be sure right now who that will be, and that it will probably go the distance.
     
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    Hughes, if Struve.
     

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