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Old 04-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Do you reckon UFC 159 will be the last time we see Chael compete in the cage?

I think so. I'm expecting him to lose to Jones and then retire immediately. Would not be at all surprised to hear him make his retirement announcement to Rogan in the cage in the post-fight interview.

Which would be a shame, but I don't think Sonnen's a guy who will hang around and keep competing because he can't let go. He doesn't strike me as a guy who will slide down the card and end up as a steppingstone for young prospects.

He's earned a shitload of money the last few years, the UFC obviously loves him, he can walk into any number of well-paid TV roles for the company, and he clearly has a future in coaching either wrestling or MMA if he wants it.

So I reckon this fight coming up will be his last. I expect him to lose, but it gets more interesting if he somehow wins. If he manages to win, it makes even more sense to retire straight away.

Thoughts? What do you reckon the chances are that we'll see Chael in the cage only one more time?

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Do you reckon UFC 159 will be the last time we see Chael compete in the cage?

Or maybe it'll be the last time we see him compete because Jones murders him in the cage.

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:26 AM   #3
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Default Re: Do you reckon UFC 159 will be the last time we see Chael compete in the cage?

Hahahaha....my hypothesis about him for the past year is that he doesn't have 3 fight left at best, he wants the job at fox thats it...he is cashing out !

It's so obvious...
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Do you reckon UFC 159 will be the last time we see Chael compete in the cage?

not on your life. there are a heap of big fights out there for him including vitor and wanderlei. keep in mind hes only relatively new to the big money fights plus dana loves him. i honestly cant see him retiring any time in the next 2 years
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:30 AM   #5
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not on your life. there are a heap of big fights out there for him including vitor and wanderlei. keep in mind hes only relatively new to the big money fights plus dana loves him. i honestly cant see him retiring any time in the next 2 years
That's true. But Wanderlei is still there because he cannot give it up. (Vitor is still quite relevant.) I don't see Chael being the same as Wandy. Wandy seems to be a fighter and nothing else - he always comes across as kind of dumb, and someone who doesn't know how to do anything except train and fight, and has no interest in doing anything else. Sonnen is certainly not that guy.

Could be wrong - there's a LOT of easy money out there for him - but I think Chael is too competitive to just cash his "happy to be here, I'll do my best" cheques. Especially when he can build a nice life for himself doing pretty much whatever he wants in the sport.

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Either he will fight again, or he wont

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I hope not. Though he would make an amazing commentator.
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I disagree.
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I hope not. Though he would make an amazing commentator.

**** that!!
can you imagine having to endure that whining nasal drone for 2 hours every UFC
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**** that!!
can you imagine having to endure that whining nasal drone for 2 hours every UFC
Yeah it's too bad his voice is annoying, because when he's in serious mode the guy is very amusing, intelligent and insightful.

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**** that!!
can you imagine having to endure that whining nasal drone for 2 hours every UFC
Its better than hearing Joe Rogan scream over anything or Kenny Florian's nuthugging really.
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Yeah it's too bad his voice is annoying, because when he's in serious mode the guy is very amusing, intelligent and insightful.

absolutely. his podcast with rogan was one of the best ive heard.



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Its better than hearing Joe Rogan scream over anything or Kenny Florian's nuthugging really.

sure it is hipster...sure it is
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