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2/24/13 10:37 PM
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Sonnen: I'm not giving Machida a title shot

 

If he defeats Jon Jones at UFC 159, Chael Sonnen says he has zero desire to allow Lyoto Machida to challenge for the light heavyweight title because the Brazilian "can't draw flies" to his fights, especially after his lackluster split decision win over Dan Henderson at UFC 159.

"Does Lyoto Machida deserve another title shot? Absolutely. Is he a great fighter? Absolutely. I'm in on the business; I'm in on the pay-per-view (PPV). So is Jon Jones, but neither of us want to fight him because he can't draw flies. That's the bottom line. He got booed tonight; he got booed in his last fight. I can't sellout an arena with you; I can't sell PPV's with you. I'm not giving him the shot. Alexander Gustaffson, Gegard Mousasi, step up and I'll take the winner."

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2/24/13 10:40 PM
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Classic Chael Phone Post
2/24/13 10:40 PM
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He won't have to worry about that.
2/24/13 10:40 PM
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"If"
2/24/13 10:58 PM
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Immaculata - He won't have to worry about that.
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2/24/13 11:02 PM
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Filho vs. Sonnen III for the strap 

2/24/13 11:03 PM
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Machida is a bad matchup for Chael Phone Post
2/24/13 11:03 PM
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pennviachoke - Classic Chael Phone Post
This. Phone Post
2/24/13 11:05 PM
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2/24/13 11:05 PM
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Chael just doesn't want to get kneed in the ribs again.

 

2/24/13 11:06 PM
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Gold! Phone Post
2/24/13 11:07 PM
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Chael vs anyone = Big $$$ Phone Post
2/24/13 11:15 PM
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yeah Lyoto would Finish Chael for sure, he has no overwhelming strikes to watch out for.
2/24/13 11:18 PM
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Gotta love Chael, if only he was as sharp in the octagon as he is out of it....
2/24/13 11:19 PM
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Chael is the #1 draw in mma. Phone Post
2/24/13 11:29 PM
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Chael'ers gonna Chael.
2/24/13 11:30 PM
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Whats he going to do once he can't get Lyoto down. Anderson stuffed two takedowns and he crumbled within minutes.

2/24/13 11:31 PM
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Chael would charge Machida and dump him on his ass. Over and over again Phone Post
2/24/13 11:33 PM
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What a fuckin goof
2/24/13 11:35 PM
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Epic
2/24/13 11:41 PM
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Chael Sonnen

VP of Title Shots

2/24/13 11:49 PM
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Win or lose Chael would force Machida to fight, that's all i know. Not whatever BS game Machida was playing last night.

2/24/13 11:50 PM
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That's why Chael said "if" Phone Post
2/25/13 12:11 AM
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I'd like to see Machida fight Chael. That would make 2 TRT cheats that Machida would defeat.
2/25/13 1:06 AM
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Chael has learned to avoid Brazilians ;)