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Probably the same reason GSP gets every fight in Canada...herp

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If he was being smart about it wouldn't he come up with a new gimmick? Or at least a new line every now and then?

It's getting old, really
Yeah, thats why Chael Sonnen interview threads are constantly being posted and people are constantly posting in them.

He has made himself a polarizing figure, either you love him or hate him and his professional career is the better for it.

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He's not really polarizing. Most people either suck his balls at every turn or don't care one bit about him. I fall into the latter category.

I don't give a shit about what some nerd with a ghost writer has to say....show me you can defend a triangle choke and beat Michael Bisping convincingly without gassing and then I might care about him.

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Yeah, thats why Chael Sonnen interview threads are constantly being posted and people are constantly posting in them.

He has made himself a polarizing figure, either you love him or hate him and his professional career is the better for it.
I get it - still not my cup of tea though

As for Dana having to convince AS to move the match - of course he had to. AS has the most to lose here:

- His title
- He already beat the guy once
- He was expecting to have a record setting audience cheering him on, now he'll probably get booed by people who buy into Chael's gimmick too much
- Headlining the biggest UFC event ever would also have attracted bigger sponsors and meant more money, that goes for both Chael and AS



BTW Roflcopter - what you just described is exactly what polarizing is




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Kind of disrespectful to Anderson that he doesn't get the same respect GSP does. Fortunately AFAIK, Anderson is a bigger deal in Brasil than GSP is in Canadia.

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He's not really polarizing. Most people either suck his balls at every turn or don't care one bit about him. I fall into the latter category.

I don't give a shit about what some nerd with a ghost writer has to say....show me you can defend a triangle choke and beat Michael Bisping convincingly without gassing and then I might care about him.
You know your post is not how everyone feels as many also hate him and proves that rather than not care about him you do in fact hate him. Thanks for helping to prove my point.

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I get it - still not my cup of tea though

As for Dana having to convince AS to move the match - of course he had to. AS has the most to lose here:

- His title
- He already beat the guy once
- He was expecting to have a record setting audience cheering him on, now he'll probably get booed by people who buy into Chael's gimmick too much
- Headlining the biggest UFC event ever would also have attracted bigger sponsors and meant more money, that goes for both Chael and AS



BTW Roflcopter - what you just described is exactly what polarizing is
Again. Im not saying AS should not be upset, but at the end of the day he is a fighter, he goes into a cage and fights and gets paid. Just do it.

And on the GSP fighting in Canada topic, Im sure it is a lot easier to arange fights and reserve a venue in Canada than it is in Brazil.

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You know your post is not how everyone feels as many also hate him and proves that rather than not care about him you do in fact hate him. Thanks for helping to prove my point.
My perfectly comprehensible point did not prove any of your contrived nonsense. Thanks for playing.

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Does it really matter where you fight?

Sounds like Anderson being a baby about losing his home field advantage and having to deal with the fact Sonnen won't fold like Belfort and Okami.

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My perfectly comprehensible point did not prove any of your contrived nonsense. Thanks for playing.
Ok. Its called a dictionary. Go look up the word polarizing.

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Again, more senseless implications. I bet you could count the number of "Sonnen haters" on this forum on one hand.

Indifference =/= disdain.

If anything, most posters here dislike the grossly over-exaggerated nuthugging his 12 or so fans do anytime the guy does an interview....but it really isn't that much of an issue. The real issue is whether or not people think he's going to beat Silva or not.

The dude is nothing like Fedor was...Fedor was a polarizing figure. Jones is a polarizing figure.

Sonnen is just some dude who caught a good streak towards the end of his career and hired some dude to help him market himself.

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