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Old 07-06-2011, 08:44 PM   #21 (permalink)
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This is the worst matchup for Sonnen in terms of PR. How is he going to talk trash to a former Marine?!
I really hope Stann knocks him out cold.
Repped I was thinking the same thing...
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I don't think this is as easy a call as you all are making it out to be. There are some things to like about Stann, and some things not to like about Sonnen in this fight.

Stann is very strong and athletic. With a full training camp behind him it isn't ridiculous to think that Sonnen will have to work for the takedowns and could eat some shots in the process. Even if Sonnen gets the easy takedown he will just sit in Stann's guard the whole fight, and we all know how susceptible Mr. Sonnen is to the triangle.

Not to mention that Sonnen will have not fought in over a year by the time the fight happens, and the possibility that Sonnen won't be on HRT after this whole ordeal.

Meh. Sonnen probably wins 6/10 times, but if I get decent odds, I'll lay some money down on Stann.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Why??
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lyoto/chael!!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Im a Sonnen fan regardless of how crazy the dude is but how can you not like the modest warrior, Brian Stann. Out of all the good vs bad guy fights there have ever been, I think this interests me the most.

Theres a handful of MW's that I see that have a chance to deal with Sonnen's wrestling and honestly Stann is one of them. He is strong, athletic, and is primarily a ground guy but what impresses me most about the guy is that he seems to come into just about every fight perfectly prepared for his opponents better than anyone else does.

With that being said, I actually see a close battle with Sonnen landing a little less than half of his takedown attempts and Stann dominating the stand up. Unfortunately for Stann, I feel the takedowns and the ground war will sway the judges enough to give Sonnen a very close Decision win.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:19 PM   #25 (permalink)
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NOW we're talking. The Lyoto match up didn't make much sense and had me bummed. The MW division is getting stronger and stronger and I don't like seeing one of its top guys goofing around in other weight classes.

This is a much better match up in my opinion. If Stann wins he solidifies his status as a contender, and if Sonnen wins he knocks off a top guy and is right back in the mix. I think Sonnen takes this one (his wrestling is sick) but Stann is always dangerous and it's going to be a great gauge for how good he actually is.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:37 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Terrible terrible terrible. WTF was the UFC thinking? The UFC has obviously been trying to blow up Stann, so why give him a fight he's going to lose? Lyoto vs Chael was 100000 times better
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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This is worse than the Lyoto fight.

Sonnen will have no issues dunking Stann on his head. What is up with the UFC and fights like this?
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:18 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The UFC must have noticed the stylistic matchup and found Chael an easier opponent.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:27 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Ridicilous matchup as chael will win easily via wrestling. But very very interesting pre fight antics, how the hell will chael sell this fight. If he attacks stann like he is known for I will be a fan.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:32 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I don't understand this. It's in the UFC's best interests (and mine too DAMNIT) that neither one of these guys lose a fight.
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