The Incredible Expanding UFC 148 Post

Check out Chael Sonnen practicing that spinning sh*t during the open workouts. (via Reddit)

Chael Sonnen’s coach Neil Melanson thinks Chael may actually retire after this loss:

“Any time you’re a part of training camp or you’re friends with somebody and they lose, you just worry about them like, how are they gonna handle it mentally? Are they gonna come back from this?” Melanson said on The Verbal Submission.

“I don’t know what Chael’s plans are, but I got a feeling he’s done fighting. I don’t know. I’ve just got a feeling he’s done. Maybe I’m wrong, but I think he was serious when he said, ‘If you beat me, I will leave forever,’ and there’s a very good chance of that.

“I never met anyone that had a scenario where it’s like, ‘If I don’t win this then I’m done,’ it never worked out positive for them because, just in my experience, you have to love the grind and if you love the grind, eventually you’ll get what you want because you give up what you need to give up.

“Apparently Chael had his limit like, ‘This is it, I’ve had enough. If I don’t win this then it’s all not worth it.’ Having lost that, yeah, there’s a very good chance he could pursue other things.

He’ll certainly have enough money to retire. But not compared to the money he could make fighting Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei Silva, Lyoto Machida, and a bunch of other 185 and 205 pounders.

 

You have the be a video game fan to get this one.

You have to be a basketball fan to get this one.

Biggest fight ever? Seems like reality is on the way to living up to the hype. UFC 148 now has the biggest gate in Nevada’s history:

UFC 148 smashed all previous records for an MMA event in the state of Nevada with a gate of $6.5 million according to ESPN. The previous record of $5.3 million was set by UFC 66 in 2006 which featured Tito Ortiz challenging Chuck Liddell for the Light Heavyweight title. UFC 100, which pitted Brock Lesnar against Frank Mir in a Heavyweight title unification bout, brought in $5.1 million for third place.

It still pales in comparison to UFC 129 in Toronto, which had a gate of $12 million bucks. But much better than Zuffa’s first event in Vegas, which only brought in $800k.

Tito watching the main event with Jenna backstage. Or maybe he’s watching a towel and listening to the main event.

 

Via MMA Fighting:

“Ladies and gentlemen, this sport is the best sport in the world,” an overjoyed Silva said afterward. “Me and Chael work hard for all the people here. Chael disrespected my country, but that’s fine. That is nothing for me. This is a sport. This is UFC.”

Via USA Today:

“Yeah, I have big emotions. … (But) let’s show that Brazil has manners. I want everyone to applaud Chael. If you’d like to have a barbecue at my house, I’d love to have you over for a barbecue.”

 

Does the lol mean he’s not serious?

Meanwhile, on the Brazilian feed…

 

 

  • voice of reason

    yeah exactly, don’t get fancy. instead of that chael should’ve just faked it and went for takedown. i felt the same when it was arlovski fedor, arlovski was beating him and then bam!

    sucks chael lost like that. i’d rather he get ko than slip and get caught. but silva only needs 1 opening.
    at least this fight proves the rib injury is bullshit (andy looked the same in both fights, watch round 1 especially), just that this fight he was more ready (since it’s the 2nd fight) and chael slipped
    .i’m defo not a fan of wiping vaseline on body though. pretty sure he should’ve got in trouble like gsp did.

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully

    With good ribs come good results

  • mobius

  • mobius

  • Reverend Clint

    so anderson rubs Vaseline on his body and knees to the head/arms/chest and pull shorts, sounds like he’s been training with Tito “If u aint cheatin’ u aint tryin” Ortiz

  • Jemaleddin

    I think a lot of people must have watched the fight in a bar and not heard Yves call for a towel to wipe the vaseline off of Silva. Which he did. 

  • Mooch

    voice of reason – he defended both his takedowns in the second quite nicely, in the last fight he had no strength whatsoever behind his takedown defense. Don’t think the rib injury was bullshit at all, you just want sonnen dick. Name says it all.

  • Márcio

    Sonnen fans have the most tasty tears ever! I love it. BTW, this post overlooks Anderson’s post fight in ring pownage. He invited Chael for a barbecue and said his wife would cook him a steak.

  • Blackula Jonez

    The knee was legit, surprised to see it at all. It takes a lot of accuracy and confidence to actually attempt. Can’t wait to hear Jake “Hardcore Facts & Science Athiest” Fortin talk about the mind powers, voodoo alchemy and hypnotic suggestion that Anderson Silva employs to beat his opponents before they even enter the same time zone.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/JHScramble Jim Harbaugh Scramble

    fuck Yves.  He along with Mazzaghatti have no business in the cage. 

  • voice of reason

    mooch, i used this name way before the book u idiot.

    how about silva cheating? ooh it doesn’t count. ill say it again, watch rnd 1 of both fights, no difference. just admit ur boy is a cheater with excuses. yeah he defended, but he did that in the 1st fight too. if chael hadn’t slipped he would take silva down soon enough.
    plus, try wiping vaselin off quikly, it’s not like water it doesn’t just go off.

  • http://www.mattpolly.com matthewpolly

    A little vaseline on the arms and chest that was wiped off didn’t make a difference, the knee was legit, only thing that was surprising and illegal was the egregious pulling on Chael’s shorts. but that’s like grabbing the cage, a minor infraction. Chael had a dominant first round, made a mistake in the second, and then curled up like a fetus.

  • Mooch

    … you’re gay

  • voice of reason

    ^are you 8? such an intelligent comeback, retard.

    watch the vaseline vid done by stitch for the gsp scandal, it doesn’t come off like water.
    silva fans are just joiners, they don’t actually care they just like to cheer for anyone who wins cos they can live vicariously through the atheletes.

  • Mooch

    And you like Sonnen, why? Is there something in his fighting style that I seem to be missing? You like a guy because he lay and prays or because he’s somewhat funny? How in the world did you or anyone find the first round of that fight or any of his fights interesting? And final question, would you rather see a guy lay on someone for 5 rounds throwing slaps to the side of their head that do no damage or see vicious knockouts like silva vs leben, franklin, griffin, belfort etc. You like a UFC fighter for what he has to say rather that liking him for the way he fights. Stick to WWE buddy.

  • kvelertak

    I love all the little BJ penns coming out and crying about rubbing stuff on your chest.

  • 2wrongs

    That vaseline thing is like eye poking from Koscheck it’s Andersons M.O. 

  • voice of reason

    ahh now i see mooch, ur just a meathead tapout fan. the groundgame is too advanced for you, you want them to ‘just bleed’.

    actually its not the wrestling or trashtalk that i like. in fact i woudl’ve said the same thing if it was silva franklin, if he did vaseline etc. also u can clearly see the ‘rib injury’ had no effect (ie there was no rib injury) as silva looked the same in both fights, including defending tds (rd3 first fight watch it again).
     i just hate that people will hate on sonnen etc but have COMPLETE double standard for silva when he blatantly and repeatedly cheats (vaseline)
    keep training ufc my friend. 

  • Steven

    voice of reason if you think that Andy cheat soooooo bad in this fight then how do you feel about Sonnen’s Cheating in the first fight?

  • voice of reason

    the same way dana feels

  • Mooch

    Lol you are an absolute retard, the only interesting display of ground game Sonnen has showed was against Brian Stann, Chael is one of the most dominant wrestlers in the UFC but it doesn’t make him fun to watch. You clearly have no clue on what the difference is between an interesting jiu jitsu match and a lay and pray decision. when a person stays in guard the whole time doing no damage, it’s’ straight up boring no matter how much you appreciate the sport. (yes he did mount him, and did nothing at all after it). I’m guessing the first time you watched UFC was when Brock Lesnar made his debut? Sounds about right.

  • voice of reason

    ^comprehension fail. let me take you back in time

    ‘actually its not the wrestling or trashtalk that i like’
    read before you talk, meathead. i watch adcc, judo, muaythai, kickboxing and boxing. ill school u any day.

  • Reverend Clint

    uh oh new guys are fighting

  • Steven

    Dana feels that TRT shouldn’t be allowed because even thou it is legal guys will abuse it and the only ppl on it are ones that have used PEDs earlier in their careers.  It’s Dana’s latest interview.   Glad to know that you think that TRT is cheap as well and that abusing it is Cheating.

  • Mooch

    If you don’t like the wrestling and trash talk then why do you go for him you silly silly dick head? Those two things are all Chael has to offer. In all honesty, no joke, I’m starting to think you’re retarded so I’ll stop arguing now

  • voice of reason

    again, let me take you back in time

    ‘ i just hate that people will hate on sonnen etc but have COMPLETE double standard for silva when he blatantly and repeatedly cheats (vaseline)’
    YOU’re the one looking like a retard here, and you’re doing it all by yourself

  • Steven

    So then going on that you dislike cheaters and double standards then you must hate both Silva and Sonnen since they both cheat correct?

  • Reverend Clint

    ^thats my boat. the only reason i pay more attention to chael is because he has interesting things to say and doesn’t dress up like a pedophile.

  • http://www.mattpolly.com matthewpolly

    the most likeable thing about Chael was how humble he was in the post-fight interview. You can see the degree that his trash talking was 70% an act.

  • bosswell

    You guys are fucking idiots

  • Letibleu

    arguing on fightlinker is like participating in the special olympics, even if you win you’re still retarded

  • fishead

    @Letibleu:

    …and win or lose… you were only competing with other retards!

    anyhow… I hate me some Sonnen, so it was nice to see him get served again… how long until his excuses start flowing?

  • I am the Liquor

    Mooch joins CRS and Subo in the race for worst fightlinker poster of all time.

  • Reverend Clint

    ^i remember some other people who no longer post here, havent posted here since ’07/08, that were worse but i think your right

  • Letibleu

  • TheDookyDictator

    “UFC 148 now has the biggest gate in Nevada’s history:…”

    I suppose thats nice for Dana and Zuffa’s wallets, now they can afford to buy the rest of that aphabet they’ve had their eyes on.

    But its just a little unfortunate to me when over-hyped c level cards do gangbuster bussiness with casual twits while completely stacked cards will barely sell.

    Guess which one of those Zuffa is going to be trying to emulate more often.

  • Mooch

    He was sucking me into the argument, couldn’t stop.

  • Mmafanboy

    Stupid is as stupid does

  • Mooch

    ^I’ll SCHOOL you bro

  • Tim Jones

    “Come to my house for bbq Shael, my wife will cook us some beef”?

  • voice of reason

    lol mooch i was ‘sucking you into an argument’?i made the 1st general comment, and then you wrote this to me
    ‘ you just want sonnen dick. Name says it all.’
    who really started the argument?
    i’m seriously thinking you’re a 10 year old tapout fan….seriouslyeven other people can see how stupid your posts are

  • noiseless

    i hate it here.

  • TheFlopPhilospher

    I like Shad vs. shmilva.

  • TheFlopPhilosopher

    I like Shad vs shmilva even more!

  • TheFlopPhilosopher

    Everybody keeps missing the fact that Cung Le totally came back from the edge!

    That was a really good win for Cung Le!

    And a little bit of giant shit on Cote.
    He’s done again, already!

    (And something aboot tito ortiz retiring or something, but that sounds like so much annoying propaganda.)

  • Blackula Jonez

    48 replies and only 20 of them worth reading.

  • theinsaneoneJustinMcCully

    19

  • frickshun

    I’m so glad I came in to read all of these comments about nothing. They should make a sitcom about nothing. They could call it Fightfeld.

  • TheFlopPhilosopher

    Feldlinker IMO.

    @ Sonnen retiring.

    It almost seems like he should.

    Where’s he gonna go?

    whats he gonna do now?

    Just float around like Rich Franklin?

    The Flying Dutchman of the UFC job is already taken.

  • G Funk

    ^ The pairing you made would be Seinlinker you homotarderotichomogenizedgulpingFAGroid.

  • G Funk

    That’s right it’s one word. Balls. Not tits, cause tits are gay.

  • agentsmith

    Am I the only one who thought Forrest clearly won that fight?

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