MMA  > General MMA  > Sonnen & Spider II?
August 8, 2010, 10:37 AM
Ffter watching the post fight interviews, I gotta say this:

I am a fan of Sonnen. I love his candor and how he speaks his mind.

Now, with that said, I disagree with the immediate rematch, even though I think he deserves to fight Silva back.
I mean, let us digest this battle. Let us enjoy it

They just fought. Vitor is waiting.
I think it is unfair to get the same fight over and over again. I didn't like it when Mir almost against Lesnar for a third time, and I don't like it now.

This was not a controversial decision.
I don't say this just to "protect" Anderson from Sonnen. I do want to see them again... not just now.

what about you?
August 8, 2010  11:46 AM ET

Spider will beat him again so there is no need for a rematch.

I would like to see Vitor lose to Anderson.

August 8, 2010  12:06 PM ET

I don't understand how people want a rematch... yes Sonnen was winning the fight but it's not like it was a blown call that cost him the fight, it was his lack of knowing how to defend submissions which he has shown time and time again he has no clue how to defend. Why force feed us Sonnen vs. Silva II... Give us Vitor Vs. Silva let Sonnen fight someone else for a #1 contenders fight and then give him a title shot if he wins that.

August 8, 2010  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Spider will beat him again so there is no need for a rematch.I would like to see Vitor lose to Anderson.

As long as SPider can pull another last minute SUB, then Spider can beat him again. Just like I said going in, Silva isn't going to TKO Sonnen and SOnnen is too Strong on the ground....I like the fact that he didn't stall out the fight for the DEC but he was definately winning the fight 5 rds to 1. Good fight!

It's not the be all end all fight that reporters seem to think it is though. Plus, I'm not happy that Silva made excuses for his poor performance right away...sounded like Ortiz responding.

August 8, 2010  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't understand how people want a rematch... yes Sonnen was winning the fight but it's not like it was a blown call that cost him the fight, it was his lack of knowing how to defend submissions which he has shown time and time again he has no clue how to defend. Why force feed us Sonnen vs. Silva II... Give us Vitor Vs. Silva let Sonnen fight someone else for a #1 contenders fight and then give him a title shot if he wins that.

I agree....immediate rematches SUCK period!

August 8, 2010  12:30 PM ET

Well, I've gotta say, if GSP and Silva ever fought, I would be picking GSP now...

August 8, 2010  12:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Well, I've gotta say, if GSP and Silva ever fought, I would be picking GSP now...

GSP isn't no where near as big as Sonnen and I really doubt he would beable to hit/hurt Silva the way Sonnen did in the first round... if GSP put on some weight I would pick him but at the same time who knows if him putting on those extra 15 pounds would hurt his speed.

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August 8, 2010  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Immediate rematches are unfair to the next-in-line contenders.

Shogun was Machida 2 was needed after Shogun was screwed out of the title the first fight.

It wasn't fair to Shogun that the refs weren't good enough to make the right call.

August 8, 2010  12:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Shogun was Machida 2 was needed after Shogun was screwed out of the title the first fight.It wasn't fair to Shogun that the refs weren't good enough to make the right call.

There was also no clear cut #1 waiting for a title shot... Vitor is waiting in line.. just like Cigano is waiting for the winner of Brock and Cain

August 8, 2010  12:52 PM ET

Outlaw I think you lost a bet? Change the name buddy and the pic.

August 8, 2010  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

There was also no clear cut #1 waiting for a title shot... Vitor is waiting in line.. just like Cigano is waiting for the winner of Brock and Cain

I don't thin Chael should get an immediate rematch because it wasn't a decision, but I think questionable decision warrent an immediate rematch.

August 8, 2010  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't understand how people want a rematch... yes Sonnen was winning the fight but it's not like it was a blown call that cost him the fight, it was his lack of knowing how to defend submissions which he has shown time and time again he has no clue how to defend. Why force feed us Sonnen vs. Silva II... Give us Vitor Vs. Silva let Sonnen fight someone else for a #1 contenders fight and then give him a title shot if he wins that.

agreed

August 8, 2010  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

As long as SPider can pull another last minute SUB, then Spider can beat him again. Just like I said going in, Silva isn't going to TKO Sonnen and SOnnen is too Strong on the ground....

I think Sonnen will get KOed the second time around. I'd say 1st or 2nd round. Thats what I predict but not crazy about the auto-rematch.

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August 8, 2010  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I never thought I would say this, but I agree. GSP would take him down at will and

I'm the same, I've went as far as saying Silva will pick GSP apart, but Silva GSP is a dominating wrestler, and Sonnen showed that a dominating wrestler can beat Silva.

Sonnen's questionable submission defense is the only thing that kept Silva as the champ.

If Sonnen would have held on, would that have been the biggest upset of all time?

August 8, 2010  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'm the same, I've went as far as saying Silva will pick GSP apart, but Silva GSP is a dominating wrestler, and Sonnen showed that a dominating wrestler can beat Silva.Sonnen's questionable submission defense is the only thing that kept Silva as the champ.If Sonnen would have held on, would that have been the biggest upset of all time?

I must still be drunk...

It should say GSP is a dominating wrestler.

Not Silva GSP....

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August 8, 2010  02:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Not the biggest upset of all time. I thought going in Chael had a chance based on his wrestling. I figured eventually he would get caught standing or in a triangle. I just did think it would be with under 2 minutes left. Serra over GSP, Werdum over Fedor and Edgar over Penn were bigger upsets.

I agree with you.
But I don't agree with this "recipe" thing.
it is not as simple as "just put some wrestler and he can beat Silva".
The spider fought plenty of wrestlers.

Let's also not forget that Sonnen dominated the likes of Yushin Okami and Nate Marquardt with ease, and I defy anyone to pick people who could easily do that to those guys.

I mean, it is the same as getting one of the Klitschko brothers fight Lesnar and after he KO's Lesnar say "See? Strikers can beat Lesnar! Where's Kongo?"

Now, on the fight itself, the spider did seem lethargic. Yes, Sonnen is great, but come on. The first time Silva put the body triangle was on the 5th round... The first 4 he was just going with the punches...
I don't know if it was an excuse or not, but if he was hurt, it could explain a bit. and yes, it might sound like Tito, but let's not forget: He said he was hurt, but he won. Tito uses the excuse as to why he lost... the spider didn't need to offer any excuse. he won.

 
August 8, 2010  03:28 PM ET

How can you say Anderson can beat Chael again? He got dominated him for 4.5 half rounds.

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