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Chael Sonnen Moving Back to Middleweight: “I’ve Always Struggled at 205"

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Chael Sonnen will be moving back to Middleweight following his loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

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Post #1   11/18/13 11:46:15AM   

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I'd agree with that. He looks much better at 185. I'm sure he will rebound nicely with a new start at 185.

Post #2   11/18/13 12:09:16PM   

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Good for him.

He should face carmont.
He probably will get belfort

Post #3   11/18/13 12:50:11PM   

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I agree with the move but is the Wandy fight at 205 or 185 then?

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Posted by Bubbles

I agree with the move but is the Wandy fight at 205 or 185 then?



I don't see why it wouldn't be at 185lbs. Worst case scenario maybe a catchweight.

Post #5   11/18/13 1:32:25PM   

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I don't buy it. Chael's fine at light heavyweight. If anything, Rashad is a natural middleweight. Evans is just a strong counter to certain fighters (like Sonnen and Davis) because of his style.

Post #6   11/18/13 1:59:24PM   

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I love whatever weight he is when he sits behind that desk as an analysis
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Post #7   11/18/13 2:14:11PM   

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Give him Belfort at MW

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I'd usually say give him Belfort too but lets see him get past Wanderlei first. Chael should win that but you never know.

Also when Chael decided to leave the MW Division he left that #2 ranked spot behind as well.
There's been a lot that has happened since the move to LHW; a new Champion, Jacare has emerged into a top contender, Machida is now in the division and should make some noise, and Belfort has been on a roll.

Post #9   11/18/13 6:26:34PM   

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I've been saying this since he announced his move back up to 205. In my opinion Chael is just too short to be fighting at LHW and his body isn't made for the 205lb division. I know some people can say Rashad Evans is short too but he also fought at heavyweight. Maybe the self proclaimed American Gangster can make 1 more title run at 185 but the division since he's left has gotten even better. But it's still a wise decision. First stop, Wanderlei Silva.

Post #10   11/18/13 6:55:36PM   

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Good move he was never going to do anything at 205. His style is too be a bully which he is at 185 but at 205 he cant bully anybody with wrestling.

Post #12   11/18/13 10:54:23PM