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STATIC Episode 1: Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen

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  1. JustinvR Brown Belt

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    This is the first episode of the new show produced by Jay-Z and it is about Sport's(MMA?) Rivalries. The first episode is about Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen:

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  2. countswagula Gold Belt

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    That opening quote

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  3. Timewave zero Green Belt

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    Sweet, I'll check this out when I get outta work. Thanks for sharing
     
  4. Tankeray Primordial Covenant

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    Good stuff, thanks.
     
  5. TristanLec Blue Belt

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    This was pretty lackluster and Roy Jones narrating was horrible.
     
  6. Claude Red Belt

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    You can thank Silva's weak wrestling for this "rivalry".

    Let's be honest here, Cheal Sonnen is not a great fighter, not even close. The guy has 14 losses for a reason. It wouldn't even be a stretch to call him a low tier fighter considering he has a losing record at LHW. The thing is that his biggest strength was Silva's biggest weakness, thus he was able to almost beat Anderson, and then build up his persona around almost beating Silva, being the "champ", holding a fake belt, etc.

    Anderson Silva made Chael Sonnen what he is today. No elite fighter should ever struggle with a Sonnen caliber fighter. It just happens that MW used to have a non well rounded champion. Sure it was great for business and all. I'm sure lot's of kids were very excited about the rematch. Fight wise though, it was mediocre at best. It wasn't elite vs. elite. No Ali vs. Foreman or Fedor vs. Nog. Just a great fighter with a sticking weakness vs. a low tier fighter who matched up well with him, nothing else.
     
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  7. mathor Banned Banned

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    What's up with the stupid background music? Funny quotes though.
     
  8. The XL Red Belt

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    Chael Sonnen was ranked number two in the middleweight divison for years, has 6 top 10 wins, and gave Anderson all he could handle. He's a very, very good fighter.
     
  9. Michael13 Black Belt

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    It still makes me uncomfortable to hear Anderson preaching respect.

    He's p4p the most disrespectful guy I've ever seen compete in the sport.
     
  10. Claude Red Belt

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    And Michael Bisping was ranked #4 MW, without ever beating a top fighter :icon_idea

    Yes, MW used to be terrible. Sonnen was just another fighter enjoying the benefits of that.
     
  11. The XL Red Belt

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    Except Chael beat multiple top 10 guys, unlike Bisping.

    Sounds like you're looking for any illogical justification to hate on Chael
     
  12. Sally Davis Purple Belt

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    Just finished watching it and it sucked really bad.

    GSP would not be impressed.
     
  13. yookfarb Red Belt

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    :rolleyes:

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    Your bitterness is showing.

    Fun Fact: Silva/Sonnen 2 was the first million buy ppv MMA card that didn't feature Brock Lesnar.
     
  14. Megatronlee Red Belt

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    Could have been better without Roy and with ACTUAL FIGHT FOOTAGE
     
  15. Claude Red Belt

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    Your point?
     
  16. Claude Red Belt

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    I already told you how rankings worked at MW. Let's just say that becoming top 10 wasn't that hard. Again, Chael was just enjoying the benefits of fighting in a weak division.

    He dropped to MW because he couldn't hang at LHW.
     
  17. yookfarb Red Belt

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    That you're an idiot.

    Every great fighter with enough fights losses eventually. Fighters are also capable of improving over time.

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    It's always funny seeing Claude trying to discredit Anderson and the MW division considering the reason Fedor left the US.
     
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    Claude gets off on disparaging Anderson Silva and downplaying his wins.
     
  20. zzzdom sleepyhead

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    Not really impressed by this stuff.

    Looks like a waste of resources.
     

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