Originally Posted by PheelGoodInc
Sonnen is by far the clear winner of this whole thing. He just turned 3/4 of the Jones haters into his fans.
You gotta admit, love or hate Sonnen, it takes ******* balls to challenge the most dominant champ in the sport on 8 days notice.
It takes a brain, not balls. What did Sonnen have to lose? He knew Jones would easily beat him considering the weight disadvantage, lack of training, etc. So either lighting struck and Sonnen would win the belt, or Jones would beat him but Sonnen would make hundreds of thousands of dollars, be loved by the UFC even more, gain even more fans (which he did anyway), and there would be no shame in the loss.
I'm glad he can keep his gimmick going with this though, I'm a fan.