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View Poll Results: Do you have any respect for Chael Sonnen at all?
I'm a fan, the guy is an entertainer and he has balls 23 53.49%
I like his fighting mentality, don't really care about his talking 6 13.95%
I would respect him more, but he's way too much of a disrespectful asshole 2 4.65%
I pretty much hate the guy, I have no respect for him whatsoever 12 27.91%
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:57 AM   #16
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I don't find that video disrespectful or evidence of him being chickenshit.

Wanderlei talked to him politely, and although this was clearly not a conversation that Sonnen wanted to have, he respectfully let Wanderlei say what he needed to say. He didn't apologize for his trash talk, but he didn't get confrontational either. In fact I think that both men handled it pretty well. Wandy obviously has quite a strong dislike for Chael and he called him out on his behaviour, but he was not a dick about it. And Chael accepted his lecture from an MMA legend in a mature fashion.

What would you have preferred him to do? Stared Wanderlei down, told him to STFU, and initiate a fistfight in a van on the way to an event?

Pretty much the same way i saw the video as well
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:17 PM   #17
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I have respect for him in his ability to work idiot UFC marks and generate easy money and watch with bemusement and wonder as people make multiple threads about him

Go it right there
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:19 PM   #18
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hes tough and game as ****
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:24 PM   #19
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Chael is much more popular here than I thought, according to the poll.

Maybe the haters are just more vocal than the fans.

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Old 10-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #20
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Chael is much more popular here than I thought, according to the poll.

Maybe the haters are just more vocal than the fans.

He is an entertainer and does have balls. That much is true. But a fan of Chael Sonnen?

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:00 PM   #21
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if he would at least stand by his word he would have some but, we all know he is a chicken shit
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the "thank you" at the end still gets to me
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #22
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:24 PM   #23
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MMA isn't Sunday school. Sonnen is entertaining and he can fight. At the same time I have very little respect for him. His entertainment value is higher than how much I dislike him.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:10 AM   #24
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if he would at least stand by his word he would have some but, we all know he is a chicken shit
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the "thank you" at the end still gets to me
Put them in the cage. Chael would eat his lunch.
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*looks at poll results*

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Old 10-20-2012, 05:40 AM   #26
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Put them in the cage. Chael would eat his lunch.
I agree but in that car sonnen is ****ed
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #27
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Chael is a lot more popular on here than I thought.

I guess the haters just tend to make a disproportionate amount of noise with their crying and bitching.

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Old 10-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #28
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Chael is good for the sport, and will have much to offer for this coming season of TUF.

He knows how to sell a fight, I think a lot of fighters will follow in his footsteps.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:48 PM   #29
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Chael is good for the sport, and will have much to offer for this coming season of TUF.

He knows how to sell a fight, I think a lot of fighters will follow in his footsteps.
I reckon he'll be a really good coach for TUF as well. He strikes me as the kind of fighter who will care about his guys.

I'd sure as hell be hoping I ended up on his team rather than Jones', anyway. He's vastly more experienced, has found a lot of success with ordinary natural athletic ability, and he seems much more of a relateable, engaging, "real" person to spend time with on a personal level. Jones carries himself like a prince who was born to be the king, and who wants to be a great king. Sonnen carries himself like a regular guy made good, who works very hard and is grateful for the life he's made.

I don't think Jones quite understands what it's like to fight on an even or inferior footing physically. Sonnen, on the other hand, is all heart, sweat and guts. I reckon no-name hopeful fighters will connect with that a lot easier than they connect with the freak-athlete.

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Old 10-21-2012, 09:40 AM   #30
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I'm a fan because he is entertaining but he is a drug cheat and has managed to talk himself into the one of the biggest prizes in MMA.

I didn't even mind him talking himself into the Silva fight though he deserved his shots. That was an intriguing style match up. He'll struggle to get strike or grapple with Jones. The only fun will be his intensity because he'll give it a go.
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