Posted by fonduktoe
my thoughts exactly. the guy was 2 minutes away from totally dominating someone many thought "unbeatable." the lack of respect for the performance he showed in his last fight is a stern reminder of how fickle mma fans truly are. his comments may be outrageous but he backs it up better than anyone else who has the balls to be that outrageous. i would love a rematch.
Posted by Aether
Did everyone miss the fight? His talk might be pathetic if he had gotten destroyed but what he's saying is basically all true. He completely demolished Anderson for about 23 minutes and backed up all of the hype he generated for himself leading up to the fight, when no one gave him any chance in hell.
The guy backed his words up and earned his rematch by doing something that no one else on earth has been able to do so far. Whatever you think about his talk (yes it's way over the top and sometimes pretty ridiculous) it serves a purpose and it serves that purpose pretty effectively. If not for the testosterone controversy it's pretty much a guarantee that he would've gotten an immediate rematch, I don't think he's "obsessed" about the fight, I think he realizes that he earned himself a rematch, and is starting to hype it up, which he has done very successfully in the past.
He was effectively cleared of the steroid incident before anyone starts throwing that around as well. Like him or not he's clearly the guy with the best chance to beat Anderson right now, and another fight between them makes sense.
Nobody is disrespecting Chael's Performance. For 23 minutes his performance was excellent, but in the end, his two biggest weaknesses led to his downfall: Lack of finishing ability and submission defence. It's a 25 minute fight, not a 23 minute fight.
What we are getting on Sonnen about is because he's talking like he won. He was funny leading up to the fight (And I'm a huge silva fan who doesn't like Sonnen, at all), now it's just being a sore loser. Saying he only lost because he thought he already won and he got caught in a "tainted triangle?" I don't think someone who (allegedly) fought with 4 times the legal level of testosterone in his body has any right to call anyone or anything "tainted".
Seriously, he's like the Bears fan who are crying saying they only lost to the Packers because Cutler got hurt. It's like getting in a street fight and getting knocked out and saying "Yeah, but I got a good b!tchslap in on him!"
He can throw all the similies and metaphors about him hitting Silva all he wants. He can say he's 5-1 against silva. He can cry over spilled milk all he wants. But Instead, he should probably work on restoring his image now that he's a Convicted Felon, and TRY to work his way back to sila.
In the meantime, Shut up Chael. Just shut up.. Nobody cares anymore
PS: Turn his face into a bowl of porriage? Who does Chael think he is, Goldie Locks?