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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-13-2013, 04:42 PM
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I agree, who ever it was that asked those questions clearly hit a nerve (because it was the truth) and Sonnen reacted foolishly.
Hit a nerve? Please explain.

The idiot suggested Chaels opinion doesnt mean anything because he hasnt won in two years? Or that he didnt deserve the shot against Bones? Both of which are bogus arguments in my book.
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So somebody decided to get on the mic during a fan expo where people come to have a good time and meet their favorite fighters and stuff, and asked a confrontational question specifically to be a douchebag, and then Chael called him stupid and told him to STFU.

It reminds me of someone going to a comedy club where people are there to have a good time and then a doucehbag decides to do something stupid cause he's a douchebag, and then gets called stupid and told to STFU.

Sounds good to me.
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Hit a nerve? Please explain.

The idiot suggested Chaels opinion doesnt mean anything because he hasnt won in two years? Or that he didnt deserve the shot against Bones? Both of which are bogus arguments in my book.
Much like I said in my previous post, Sonnen's reaction. He got mad because someone posed a question which spoke the truth.

But I guess we can keep pretending Sonnen wasn't coming off a loss and then given a title shot at Jones when there were other fighters more deserving of it.
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Much like I said in my previous post, Sonnen's reaction. He got mad because someone posed a question which spoke the truth.

But I guess we can keep pretending Sonnen wasn't coming off a loss and then given a title shot at Jones when there were other fighters more deserving of it.
I see your point my man. But nobody wanted that fight. Hendo fecked his knee. Machida said no. Dana said not one single LHW called him up after the Hendo injury was reported, to ask for the fight except Chael.

So whilst I agree he didnt deserve it, in context I have no problem with him getting the fight.
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So somebody decided to get on the mic during a fan expo where people come to have a good time and meet their favorite fighters and stuff, and asked a confrontational question specifically to be a douchebag, and then Chael called him stupid and told him to STFU.

It reminds me of someone going to a comedy club where people are there to have a good time and then a doucehbag decides to do something stupid cause he's a douchebag, and then gets called stupid and told to STFU.

Sounds good to me.
Exactly, I am not a huge Chael fan, but if you don't care about or think anything Chael has to say is relevant then why ask him a question. Chael's opinions are quite relevant as he is an elite MMA athlete. Fran Tarkenton never won a super bowl but I would think what he has to say about the sport of football is still something many people want to hear. If you don't then just walk away.

The guy took forever to get to his point, and Chael was trying to be polite up till then. Chael acted the way I would expect anyone to act. He Shut the guy up and moved on to the people who wanted use the venue as it was intended.


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He avoided answering the uncomfortable question and got the public behind him. I'd say he did a pretty good job.
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Meh, this is just Chael playing his part in front of the crowd. The Real Chael would've probably just laughed it off.

Chael Sonnen is one of the highest payed fighters, has a beautiful girlfriend, and is constantly one of the more talked about fighters in MMA media. I think Chael is a big enough person to not let questions like that get him angry.
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I liked the way Chael handled that clown. When people use the term "Real Talk" in such a public venue it just forces my hand to my face for a good ol fashioned face palm.

And the douche was saying "I hand out ass whoopings" looool.

Cmon guys... Chael handled him exactly the way he deserved to be handled. There is a polite way to ask similar questions and that wasnt it.... and Chaels opinions obviously matter and people obviously want to hear Chaels opinions.

Quiet frankly if Chaels opinions dont matter because he lost his last fight then **** what are we doing here giving our opinions???

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The irony of criticizing Chael for marketing himself and talking his way into fights, whilst attempting to talk ones own way into relevance.
had to rep you for that one, brilliantly put
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I don't blame Chael for getting heated.

What exactly was the guys question? Was he seriously asking Chael why he thinks people still value his opinion even though he hasn't put many W's up lately? That and his delivery alone was irritating. He was just babbling. Even if the guy was speaking praise, his babbling is frustrating to listen to.

I like how Frankie gets a free pass because all of his latest losses were to champions.... but Chael doesn't get the same.

Chael is 2-5 in his last 5 fights. Two losses to the GOAT and 1 to the new P4P best fighter in the world.

Nothing to be overly ashamed of there if you ask me.
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