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Chael Sonnen: 'I broke Anderson Silva at UFC 148, but he still came back and destroyed me'

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Posted by prophecy033


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Clear 1st for Sonnen but there's no way he "broke" him.

Someone mentioned Sonnen gassing after the spinning elbow.



I would say it looked more like he lost his balance more than gassing. Swung that spinning strike wildly and fell down.

I would agree with this. He slipped and Silva took advantage


I would actually go out on a limb here and disagree. Yes he lost his balance, but this was less than a minute after the shorts grabbing + clinch (if you call it that) punching, then what looked like a very quick hard counter punch by Silva when Sonnen threw a strike. Shortly after this Silva has his back to the cage and sonnen spun out of control...I think he was jarred to say the least which caused him to miss wildly and lose his balance. In short, I think he did a good job covering up that he was rocked, but that strike could have even been one he doesn't remember throwing. I don't think Sonnen was close to gassing, just got clocked pretty hard before hand.

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Post #16   7/10/12 1:46:21PM   

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Posted by SmileR

If you guys actually think Anderson was competitive in that first round you're either crazy or blind. Chael could have possibly got a 10-8 and he landed some pretty big shots.

What he's saying is a huge compliment to Anderson, the last time Chael come out like that he dismantled Stann.



that should have been stood up twice no damage was being done. JJ

Post #17   7/10/12 5:17:05PM   

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If that was a 10-8 round then they better start dishing out alot more 10-8 rounds. Sonnen landed nothing, caused no damage just lay on top of him did manage to progress to the full mount but then just continued to lay on top of him until the bell, struggling to see how that justifies a 10•8 round

Post #18   7/10/12 6:00:36PM   

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it's amazing how few people are giving Silva credit for stalemating the entire 1st round & giving up minimal damage in the process.

Most guys that are on the bottom for over 4:50 you usually get some damage. Anderson did a great job keeping Sonnen from dropping bombs & on other nights that fight would've been stood up.

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Post #19   7/10/12 6:18:23PM   

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

it's amazing how few people are giving Silva credit for stalemating the entire 1st round & giving up minimal damage in the process.

Most guys that are on the bottom for over 4:50 you usually get some damage. Anderson did a great job keeping Sonnen from dropping bombs & on other nights that fight would've been stood up.




I agree, and I think Silva's strategy on the ground was entirely to stall enough for a standup - or at least until the round expired. Sonnen definitely deserves big props for advancing position and getting the mount, but the fact that he was unable to dish out the big punishment that usually goes hand-in-hand with positional dominance might have been partially fueled by an executed tactic by Silva.

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I'm done seeing Sonnen/Silva headlines and reading these articles... Silva beat Sonnen twice...period. I'll watch a 3rd fight, but I'd watch Silva fight anyone...let's move on

Post #21   7/10/12 8:54:26PM   

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Posted by tallica62

I'm done seeing Sonnen/Silva headlines and reading these articles... Silva beat Sonnen twice...period. I'll watch a 3rd fight, but I'd watch Silva fight anyone...let's move on

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Soonen vs overeem would be interesting/compelling match imo

Post #23   7/10/12 11:15:51PM   

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What ever chael!!!, silva was calm and waiting it out

Post #24   7/11/12 12:00:25AM   
 
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