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Chael being Chael

Discussion in 'UFC/MMA' started by VMS, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    http://www.cagedinsider.com/ufc/chael-sonnen-demands-ufc-contract/

    Chael's just fun. He's a decent fighter, but he's an excellent entertainer.
     
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  2. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    Surprised they haven't offered him a play by play spot. He's a natural for it.
     
  3. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    I think he's just happier with the in-studio job on UFC Tonight. More steady work and less travel.

    Rogan and Goldie are the prime announce team. Nobody's going to knock them off until one of them retires. The Jon Anik/Kenny Florian team seems pretty well ensconced as the "B" team. I think Chael would be great with KFlo or replacing KFlo, but the B team only announces when there is more than one UFC event for the month. Kenny also has studio work on occasion, but Chael seems to have locked himself in as a permanent studio guy, which is a damn good gig for him.
     
  4. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    His ability to be entertaining has given him a job with the UFC for the rest of his days. Long after his opponents retire he will continue to work. I'm happy for him, since most fighters end up penny-less and forgotten after they stop fighting.
     
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  5. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    He's just fun.

     
  6. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Ka-boom.

    Yes, Chael has some difficult losses in the last 4 years. But they've been to Anderson Silva twice and Jon Jones. He's lost to two of the all-time guys.

    Yes, he's awesome on the mike. But he's one hell of a fighter.

    Oh, and his wife is smokin'.
     
  7. HandPanzer

    HandPanzer in situ

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    Chael is an awesome showman/shit stirrer and fun to watch.

    I thought that Overeem fight was done; damn Browne can take some punishment.
     
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  8. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    I didn't think Chael was going to win and certainly not in that fashion.

    I figured 205 was to big for him and he belongs at 185 but that bastard can fight. I still rather see him at 185, I feel it's where he belongs and where guys more his size are.
     
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  9. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    Chael and our boy @Rance.

    Tough loss last night, Joe. We're still behind you.
     
  10. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    I'm watching Chael highlights on YouTube. Not of Chael's fights: of his interviews.

    I want a job where all I do is interview Chael. It would be the easiest job in the world. I make up 2 leading questions every week, ask them, and get 5 hours of Chael blabbing in response. It's hilarious.
     
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  11. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    Did you see the pre-fight presser? They asked him why people should watch on saturday on FS1 and he basically said cause thats when it airs. If you watch friday, its not on, if you watch sunday you're a Johnny come lately. Smart ass.
     
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  12. gleet

    gleet What's black and white and red all over?

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    He sounds like Willie Sutton... "Because that's where the money is."
     
  13. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    Did anyone catch Conor McGregor on the post show? He's not as clean cut as Chael for TV commentary but the guys fucking funny. The line about his watch and suit were the best of the press conference.
     
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  14. Awful Me

    Awful Me I do it.

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    He is hilarious.
     
  15. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    Since most people are tied up with guys and Wandy can't train till January. Phil Davis is the guy being shot around by Dana as a possible next opponent.

    Chael really wants to fight on the 20th anniv card with GSP as the co-main event but I don't think he should take this fight. Phil Davis is Chael's skill set but bigger and blacker, I could see him getting overpowered and maybe submitted. He should just wait a bit and move his ass back to middle weight.
     
  16. UCJOE

    UCJOE I have a lot of business with the Chinese

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    Phil is blacker than Chael????


    ;)
     
  17. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    Not by much. Pink shorts bring you down in the mean streets of West Linn.
     
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  18. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    "Give us 3 minutes, which is enough time for Wanderlai Silva to tie one of his shoes. And they're velcro!"
     
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    “You know, these guys want to talk about God. 'Oh, I want to thank God. I want to thank God.' Listen, I'm a God-fearing man, go to church every Sunday and have since I was a boy. But if I ever found out that God cared one way or another about a borderline illegal fist-fight on Saturday night, I would be so greatly disappointed that it would make rethink my entire belief system."
     
  20. VMS

    VMS Victim of high standards and low personal skills.

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    "When your trainer tells you to work off your left, he's not talking about that side of the menu."

    "So right now, the floor is yours: Anything you want to ask, nothing off limits, any question, go ahead."
    "Chael, when are you gonna fight Wanderlei?"
    "I'm sorry, I can't answer that. Have a great day, gentlemen! Ka-boom!"

    He's not even hosting and he still has the best lines for UFC Tonight.
     

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