No one is denying Sonnen gave Spider the biggest test to date and almost beat him. However I don't think anyone can argue that "almost winning" is still losing. and not a controversial decision, or a premature stoppage. It was a tapout. If the UFC had a legitimate ranking system, Sonnen would require a couple more fights before getting another shot. However, this fight is destined to happen because it's a money maker, and Zuffa loves money. Sonnen fans wanna see it because they are convinced he'll be the next champ. Silva fans wanna see it because they hope that when Sonnen is choked out this time, maybe his voicebox will be crushed, and we won't have to hear his rediculous rants.
I watch the UFC for big fights as should everyone.
Disagree with you on this one dude. I find the fights on the undercard are usually WAY more exciting. You get these young guys looking to make a statement and they leave it all in the cage. Some fantastic fights, and usually much more exciting than the main event
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