I don't see how Sonnen loses unless he has a complete brainfart, which isn't out of the question.
Sonnen wins a UD with one or two 10-8 rounds. I think Shogun gasses badly.
Why is Sonnen regarded as such an elite guy? He has proven nothing at 205. He put up ZERO resistance vs. Bones and was easily beat at his own game. He lost bad to Anderson the 2nd time. He arguably lost to Bisping, at the very least Bisping gave him all he could handle.
So what a near victory over a hurt Silva and a win over Brian Stann who is now retired means he is among the elite?
He may win, but to say you don't know how he loses??? Sonnen has had one foot out the door for a while now. He spends more time on the set of UFC Tonight than he does in the gym.
Never understood where Sonnen became an elite fighter? He is good no doubt. But proven nothing what so ever at 205 and is not getting any younger.
Shogun better bring his gas tank with him or he will go down. Either way he will be dangerous in that first round. But the way Shogun has been up and down and how suffocating Chael is, this is a tough one for Shogun.
Shogun's lack of gas tank is so damn over-exaggerated. Listen, I'm not saying it is a strength of his. But come on. People act like he is Tito Ortiz. Who did he gas against? Bones? Who wouldn't gas vs. a extremely large, one of teh best in the world, wrestler? Hendo? Who wouldn't gas when taking that much damage? Several H-Bombs. He still went 5 rounds and pulled enough gas out at the end to over-come all those shots he took. GSP would be worn out too if he took those shots. Where else? The Vera fight where he found a finish in the 4th? Gustaf? Lets get real. Most of the 205 division wouldn't have the gas to go 5 rounds. He has gassed to guys who really have beat him up or are just that much better (Gustaf, Bones). Sonnen was as or more tired as Shogun has been in the 5th round vs. Anderson the first time. Anderson taking 500 "punches" out-lasted a guy who was on top the whole time. Chael gassed on top. Other than that he has been in a bunch of 3 round fights and sort of gasses in those.
Why do people think Sonnen is this cardio machine (where is the proof) and Shogun can't even go 3 rounds? Sonnen isn't going to hurt Shogun as much as Hendo, Gustaf, Bones or hell even Vera did. Taking shots has something to do with gassing....