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Chael Sonnen Returns to 205lbs, Faces Lyoto Machida at UFC 136 in Houston

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Posted by KungFuMaster

I do not understand what is going on...

First of all, Sonnen was so close to capturing the middle title as he clearly dominated Anderson Silva in their bout.

Is this a way for him to slowly come back to 185 since he has not fought in so long and may have put on some weight?

I have no idea what is going on here but assuming this fight with Machida comes to fruition, I would predict Machida would be too fast for Sonnen. Machida has an excellent stand up game and an excellent take down defense. This is a very bad match up for Sonnen. He may have fire in his eyes since Machida is a training partner of Anderson Silva and furthermore he has very little respect for dancers but we have witnessed from time and again, Dance Dance Revolution experts like Silva and Machida have brought down big names with their mesmerizing routines.

I say forget about the 205 division and concentrate on the middle weight crown.

he is betting on Okami beating Silva, and he wants no part of fighting Okami again after training with him

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This is without a doubt related to machida being Silva's friend. I doubt Sonnen has any intention of staying at 205. This is just to go out and prove that he can do like Anderson and compete in a higher weight class against good fighters. He should be more concerned about getting back to 185 and earning another title shot. If he really wants a "tune up" fight like he claims machida is... he should ask for Leben or if he's ambitious.. Brian Stann.



Stann would get mauled by Sonnen. a "tune-up fight" best suited for Sonnen to prove he can beat a BJJ specialist is to take on Jason Macdonald.



I'd rather see him prove his worth against a BJJ specialist by taking on Palhares. Macdonald is a good choice too though. It's a shame that Jacare isn't under the UFC banner. I think sonnen's arm/neck would make for an excellent addition to Jacare's collection of stuffed limbs he has mounted on his wall.



The thing is Sonnen does not believe in JJ. He believes wrestling can nullified JJ and furthermore, he has not been triangled enough to make a change.

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Posted by KungFuMaster

I do not understand what is going on...

First of all, Sonnen was so close to capturing the middle title as he clearly dominated Anderson Silva in their bout.

Is this a way for him to slowly come back to 185 since he has not fought in so long and may have put on some weight?

I have no idea what is going on here but assuming this fight with Machida comes to fruition, I would predict Machida would be too fast for Sonnen. Machida has an excellent stand up game and an excellent take down defense. This is a very bad match up for Sonnen. He may have fire in his eyes since Machida is a training partner of Anderson Silva and furthermore he has very little respect for dancers but we have witnessed from time and again, Dance Dance Revolution experts like Silva and Machida have brought down big names with their mesmerizing routines.

I say forget about the 205 division and concentrate on the middle weight crown.

he is betting on Okami beating Silva, and he wants no part of fighting Okami again after training with him



So you are saying the new and improved Okami is something special that even God's gift to mma, Chael Sonnen, is afraid of facing?

I like where this is going.

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Let me edit my post, I meant a triangle choke.....my bad......geeezzz

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