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post #161 of 191 (permalink) Old 11-18-2013, 02:12 AM
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Im just sayin did anyone really think he was going to beat Evens? Dude needs to drop back down, I thought it had a freakshow feel to it lol.
If bad Evans showed up it would have been a toss up but no one thought Chael would beat Rashad if he had his shit together. When Rashad is right he might be the second best LHW in the world though we would have to see him fight Gus at this point to be sure.
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Rashad looked awesome. Love him as a fighter when he comes out like that. Cold and calculated. He needed to be like that vs Sonnen as they're friends. Hope he keeps showing up like that.






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Rashad looked awesome. Love him as a fighter when he comes out like that. Cold and calculated. He needed to be like that vs Sonnen as they're friends. Hope he keeps showing up like that.
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I agree, if he came out like that against the LHW title holder he could have established his power and control early on. It really felt like he was in survival mode the entire five rounds which I don't protest given the animosity they had. I know that feeling of not wanting to tap out even when you're in a losing position. A moral victory.

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post #164 of 191 (permalink) Old 11-19-2013, 05:13 PM
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So who should Rashad fight? Sherdog matches to make says winner of Gustaf/Manuwa? But how does that make any sense. Even if Manuwa won, the fight is in March??

Shogun should he beat Te Huna in nice fashion. The title fight that never happened. But other than that? What makes sense? Already fought Phil, Lil Nog, Thiago. He could fight Feijao.
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It's only visible through this angle I think.
Brutal.

It was announced as a TKO same as Matt Hughes-Royce Gracie, wonder why they do that?
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Brutal.

It was announced as a TKO same as Matt Hughes-Royce Gracie, wonder why they do that?
As far as I remember, Gracie didn't tap, so in his case it was a TKO, while Evans-Sonnen really was sub due to strikes.
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Sonnen was finally beaten out of the LHW division.
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As far as I remember, Gracie didn't tap, so in his case it was a TKO, while Evans-Sonnen really was sub due to strikes.
He definitely tapped to strikes, I don't have a GIF nor would I really know how to find one unfortunately, I suggest you re-watch it, he definitely tapped.
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He definitely tapped to strikes, I don't have a GIF nor would I really know how to find one unfortunately, I suggest you re-watch it, he definitely tapped.
I've just re-watched it as you suggested. There was a hand movement you could interpret as a tap, but it wasn't clear imo. But even if that was a tap, it was a the same moment the ref came forward to stop the fight anyways (similar to Jones vs Rua). So as the ref already had decided to stop the fight it was technically a TKO, even if Gracie would tap. Sonnen on the other hand clearly tapped before the ref stopped the fight, so in this case it really should have been a sub to strikes.
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Gracie didn't tap.



Matt wanted to make him tap to a kimura soooo bad...



It's alaways bugged the **** out of me that when a fighter taps (submits) to strikes it's recorded as a tko.
BUT when a fighter holds on and refuses to submit to a choke until he's unconscious it's recorded as a submission.

Tim Silvia"s loss to Mir is recorded as a submission....Bu****it... ref stoppage due to a broken arm. He did not submit.

I know a lot of people seem to be taking a lot of pleasure in Chael's loss. Now, please, look in the mirror and ask yourself, "am I man enough to take a beating like that on tv and then hold my head up and go to work on tv with the man who did it??"

Chael is a badass man.

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