Originally Posted by rekcutnevets
I don't know that I can cross over to the dark side, and become a fan, because Sonnen has done so much bullshit. The real estate thing, talking shit about Lance Armstrong and getting busted for cheating himself, refusal to give Anderson respect after the first fight, etc... But he is starting to grow on me a little.
I thought he showed a lot of character in the way he conducted himself after the 2nd Silva fight. I also like how he was willing to step up and fight Jones on a week's notice.
Another thing I liked was when he showed a bit of his human side when he broke character while at a press conference in one of scenes of the Anderson Silva documentary Like Water.
I'll probably keep rooting against him, but I can't hate him anymore.
I honestly think people need to try separate Chael the character and Chael the competitor/athlete. I became a fan due to his shit talking which is weird because usually I hate people who do it but he never came across as arrogant to me. Agree with you tho, I became a bigger fan after his last fight, the way he handled himself in defeat was amazing.........good to see he's back to his old self haha