Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Where it's cold- very cold.
Good thread all. Congrats on keeping it civil and enjoyable.
Here's my take-away:
1/ AS's mediocre TDD > Sonnen's mediocre striking.
2/ Chael showed a lot of quit, and a lot of mental softness.
3/ IMO, there were at least two instances wherein the fight could/should have been stood up in the first round, due to AS stifling Chael from the bottom.
4/ I loved the REAL emotion I saw from Chael in the octagon, post-fight. I loved that AS's bbq invitation cracked Chael up. If you really want some insight into what's inside these guys, ignore all the pre-fight hype, and see how they react immediately after the fight- especially if they lose.
5/ That was the fugliest spinning back-fist I have ever seen.