Do you remember someone walking through Anderson's shots before Chael did it?
What about after Chael did it?
When I think about those questions the only answers I can summon are "no" and "no".
The first fight Sonnen landed some punches without a doubt but I doubt AS was coming at full force. He admitted in training camp leading up to the first fight that his plan was to submit him no matter what for disrespecting Nog's BJJ with the happy meal joke. People can call that a fluke, but when a man is known for knocking out people left and right openly says he wants to submit someone (before the fight happens) and does so I take his word for it.
Not to mention the night and day difference between the first and second fight.
"Let them see that their words can cut you, and you'll never be free of the mockery. If they want to give you a name, take it, make it your own. Then they can't hurt you with it anymore." - Tyrion Lannister