Would Chael Sonnen be a top 10 MW if he returns to fighting?

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Would Chael Sonnen be a top 10 MW if he returns to fighting?

  1. Yes

    54.5%
  2. No

    45.5%
  1. Steve-French

    Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    I think so. I don't see him beating anybody in the top five, but I think he could get passed Vitor, Brunson, Hall, Whittaker, and Mousasi.
     
  2. Tormund

    Tormund Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I can see him outboxing Weidman, the Chael is underrated.
     
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  3. ortizgnp

    ortizgnp Juice Belt

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    Chael had no competition at 185.
     
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    Na he's done. I doubt he fights again anyway.
     
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    somervillecr THE KING IS BACK

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    TourIsOverBoyo Banned Banned

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    Have him fight Horn so Horn can sub him again
     
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    Basically Clen & trenning hard.
     
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    I think he might,who knows.

    Cheal said he hopes he never has to fight Weidman,make from it what you will.
     
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    Lets see him fight at least one time before making these predictions.

    Long time out, usada era, etc etc.... Hard to tell what kind of chael is going to show up.
     
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  11. Steve-French

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    Well he did beat the current MW Champion. Marquardt and Okami were nice wins too.
     
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    I'm down for a King Mike vs Lord Chael rematch
     
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    Top 10 in the UFC

    or top 10 at Portland residential real estate

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    Hard to say. Hes older now and drug testing is more strict than it was before, but I don't think its outrageous to believe that he could break top 10. He does hold a win over the current MW champion and he would def beat Hendo haha
     
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    Top 5.....Open Weight Trash talker, fighting i doubt it, but i would watch for sure.
     
  16. JollyRants

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    For guys that voted yes. [​IMG] Edit. Did you say he could beat Hall, Whitaker, Mousasi, Vitor, and Brunson ? [​IMG] They all would murder Chael lol.
     
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    Not Gegard. I think Mousasi destroys Chael in 3 minutes. On the feet, in the clinch, on the ground. Mousasi's better. I think Chael may have a few good moments of GnP from Mousasi's open guard before he gets subbed with a triangle or armbar.
     
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  18. TheUnchosenOne

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    Hard to say without seeing him fight again. It's been almost three years since he even fought. I wouldn't bet on it, though.
     
  19. Steve-French

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    On the feet yes, but Gegard's Alkalies heel has always been his wrestling. I think Chael would take him down and beat on him for three rounds. It's definitely a losable fight for him though.
     
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    Derek Brunson would be a terrible matchup for Chael. I'd bet on him getting TKO'd there. The only guy who he could maybe be a favorite against would be Vitor imo.
     

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