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Old 06-26-2012, 10:17 AM   #61 (permalink)
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Chael is American... Therefore against a Brazilian you can bet your ass a lot of American's will support him no matter his personality.

I also think some people are still annoyed at Anderson's performances and lack of respect vs Maia and Leites and won't support him no matter how good he is.
The bolded part I agree with but the rest not so much. The people that are still 'mad' for the Maia/Leites fights never cared for Silva anyway. That's just an excuse. There's no way anyone can tell me those 2 fights overshadow the 12 TKO/subs he's had inside the octagon.

That being said no one really needs a reason or an excuse to root against him. He's the most dominant UFC fighter ever so naturally you're going to have people that hate it just because.

People will also jump on the bandwagon of any fighter they feel has the slightest chance to dethrone him. First it was Maia, then Sonnen, then Belfort, then Okami and now it's Sonnen again. Some even make the argument that if Cote didn't blow his knee out he would have beat Silva
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Old 06-26-2012, 10:58 AM   #62 (permalink)
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Huge Sonnen fan, here. And I greatly disliked Andy way before the Chael fights were even dreamed of. And I am willing to be honest about why. I dislike Andy because he dethroned Rich. Im a huge fan of Rich Franklin and have wanted to see Silva get beat down since he took the title from Rich. Just like due to being an Indianapolis Colts fan, I really dislike the Patriots.
I am a fan of Chael Sonnen for 2 reasons. He is great at both talking the talk and walking the walk. Chael will tell you hes going to go in there and beat you up and make you like it, then he does it. Thats all around entertainment. Did Anderson win the mma contest? Yes. Did Chael beat Anderson up? Yes. Thats why Im so stoked for this fight. Both of these guys have the skills to win. If Andy wins, no big deal, anticlimatic, he was supposed to win. BUT, if Chael wins, the roof blows off the place. The MMA world is turned upside down and I am a happy man. Another reason while Im chearing for Chael, I like to go with the underdog.

Now back on topic, Andy is talking a little smack here. As a Chael fan, I embrace this. After 2 years of effort, Chael has won. He has got a response. He FINALLY got a reaction. Chael Sonnen is, undoubtebly in Anderson's head. We just have to wait and see on July 7th whether or not getting in Anderson's head is a good thing to do.
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I can honestly see Silva getting kicked out of the UFC after this fight for refusing to listen when the ref is trying to pull Silva off of Sonnen. I do not believe Silva is going to stop right away regardless if he has him in a submission or is punching his face in.
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Huge Sonnen fan, here. And I greatly disliked Andy way before the Chael fights were even dreamed of. And I am willing to be honest about why. I dislike Andy because he dethroned Rich. Im a huge fan of Rich Franklin and have wanted to see Silva get beat down since he took the title from Rich. Just like due to being an Indianapolis Colts fan, I really dislike the Patriots.
I am a fan of Chael Sonnen for 2 reasons. He is great at both talking the talk and walking the walk. Chael will tell you hes going to go in there and beat you up and make you like it, then he does it. Thats all around entertainment. Did Anderson win the mma contest? Yes. Did Chael beat Anderson up? Yes. Thats why Im so stoked for this fight. Both of these guys have the skills to win. If Andy wins, no big deal, anticlimatic, he was supposed to win. BUT, if Chael wins, the roof blows off the place. The MMA world is turned upside down and I am a happy man. Another reason while Im chearing for Chael, I like to go with the underdog.

Now back on topic, Andy is talking a little smack here. As a Chael fan, I embrace this. After 2 years of effort, Chael has won. He has got a response. He FINALLY got a reaction. Chael Sonnen is, undoubtebly in Anderson's head. We just have to wait and see on July 7th whether or not getting in Anderson's head is a good thing to do.
Good point. Anderson is going to bring a lot of emotion into this fight which could be bad for him. It could lead to an adrenaline dump as well as making him overly aggressive leaving him open to a TD. This is business as usual for Sonnen as he is always talking, Anderson is bothered by Sonnens talk, he wants nothing more than to beat him badly which could be his downfall.
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Good point. Anderson is going to bring a lot of emotion into this fight which could be bad for him. It could lead to an adrenaline dump as well as making him overly aggressive leaving him open to a TD. This is business as usual for Sonnen as he is always talking, Anderson is bothered by Sonnens talk, he wants nothing more than to beat him badly which could be his downfall.
I also think that bringing emotions into a fight is a rather bad thing. It narrows your vision, both visually and mentally. It can lead to an adrenaline dump by overforcing a stoppage win. But then again, I already thought that when Silva was fighting Belfort and was mad at him beforehand or when he fought Okami with that huge emotional pressure in front of his home crowd. I'm still in doubt though, but we will see on fight night how he will handle his emotions.
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I'm not a fan of either fighter, but I'm curious as to how any one actually wants Chael Sonnen to win this fight.

Anderson Silva is the pound for pound greatest fighter on the planet, and has been for years. He has put on some of the most dazzling, mesmerizing performances ever witnessed in this sport and fan or no fan, for that, I, am very grateful.

Chael Sonnen is a real life fraud, a criminal, a compulsive liar and a cheater. How can this be the man you want to dethrone Anderson Silva and take the title?


Chael Sonnen has also only finished 1 of his last 14 Zuffa fights.

It would be a disaster for the sport if Sonnen wins. Anderson epitomizes everything that is great about sports. Long time dominance, grace and skill.

This may be a sweeping generalisation, but it seems to me that most of the Sonnen fans value the drama and theatrics side of the sport over the actual, y'know, competition.

This is a sport first and fore most, and Chael Sonnen is so, so wrong for this sport.
So should Floyd Mayweather not be allowed to box because he's a criminal aswell?

No one cares about finishes, the fact that GSP is the top PPV draw in MMA proves this. Anderson finished guys for years and no one gave a damn about him and people still don't give a damn about him outside of Brazil, the only time he ever sold PPV's was when he had BJ Penn or a stacked card attached to his name.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:27 PM   #67 (permalink)
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I just want to see the fight, don't really care about anything else.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #68 (permalink)
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Good point. Anderson is going to bring a lot of emotion into this fight which could be bad for him. It could lead to an adrenaline dump as well as making him overly aggressive leaving him open to a TD. This is business as usual for Sonnen as he is always talking, Anderson is bothered by Sonnens talk, he wants nothing more than to beat him badly which could be his downfall.
Do you honestly believe any of that, or are you just trolling a bit?

Think about it rationally for a second: a guy who has been champ basically forever is really going to be affected by trash talk to such an extent that his performance is going to be compromised in the octagon because of it?
Do you truly believe that's what's likely to happen?

These guys are pros- they know what sells, and they're more than likely just playing their parts.

I'm not saying it's completely scripted (well, maybe Sonnen's lines are), but AS's comments are simply part of the hype, and judging by what I'm reading here, it's apparently working.

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Well. He did no trash talk before their first fight. Dana says after seven years hes never heard Anderson talk like that. Why is Anderson just now trying to hype a fight with trash talk?

I think Anderson is truly bothered by Sonnen. Sonnen has gotten to him.
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Well. He did no trash talk before their first fight. Dana says after seven years hes never heard Anderson talk like that. Why is Anderson just now trying to hype a fight with trash talk?

I think Anderson is truly bothered by Sonnen. Sonnen has gotten to him.
To be fair though, these two go hand to hand.
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