I thought the fight was interesting. I personally had Sonnen winning by complete domination but that was obviously not the case. Bisping did way better vs a fighter of Sonnen's caliber than I ever would've imagined.
That said, up until this fight I had Sonnen winning the rematch vs AS, but now, if the same Sonnen shows up vs AS as showed up vs Bisping, I don't think AS will have much to worry about.
Even though I enjoyed the fight, i can't help but feel a bit dissapointed in Sonnen (not to take anything away from Bisping), but at this point it would seem that AS is fighting in a class of his own.
I also don't believe in the "he's holding back so his next opponent will underestimate him" theory. Once you get punched hard in the face, you're not going to 'hold back' anymore.
Anyone else feel that way? Maybe I'm just off here, i don't know ...
1. Demian Maia
2. Gegard Mousasi
3. Anthony Pettis
4. Carlos Condit
5. Chael Sonnen