Sonnen coach: Bisping is mentally weak

by Jonathan Snowden | source:

"We were actually kind of happy. We weren't really concerned at all. In a way, we thought this wasn't that much different than the Brian Stann fight," Sonnen's head coach Scott McQuary said.

"Except Stann hits a hell of a lot harder...Bisping breaks easily. I think he's mentally weak. Watch how he fought Dan Henderson. I think he was totally intimidated. And I think he's going to be intimidated by Chael too...Chael is such a hard worker and he has such a fast pace. Bisping is much more lackadaisical. He likes to throw a jab, throw a kick, keep his distance. He's not going to be able to keep up the pace Chael forces. Whether on the ground or standing."

"Coming from a wrestling background, he tried to take a more humble approach. Over the last couple of years he's taken a little different approach... Whether they hate him or they love him, they know who he his," longtime training partner Matt Lindland said. "They want to see him fight either way. I think it's important that he learned how to do that. This is what it takes in this industry. It's an entertainment industry. The promoters decide which fights are going to sell more tickets and those are the fights they put together. It's about building hype and putting on a show. There's no athletic architecture that says 'If you beat this guy, your next fight is for a world title.'"

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Shroom site profile image  

1/24/12 5:43 PM by Shroom

The article is a real good analysis of Sonnen's shortcomings and the matchup of him vs Spits.Chael working with a Judo black belt and developing a few submissions and advancing position will make him unstoppable.Chael by sub this Saturday folks.

Frobenius site profile image  

1/24/12 4:59 PM by Frobenius

I suppose you want fighters to all hug and rub lotion on each others backs?  The guy is a FIGHTER, what the fuck do you want from him?  You are clearly a massive pussy.  

FRAZTV site profile image  

1/24/12 4:48 PM by FRAZTV

Sometimes people that have had accounts on this site for 12 years are ridiculous.Losing composure at weigh-ins and resorting to homophobic slurs while being filmed = mental weakness and cracking under pressure.Illegally kneeing Jorge Rivera in the head = mental weakness and cracking under pressure (Fighters get DQ'd for a hell of a lot less).Spitting at cornermen like a bitter child(especially after a win) = mental weakness and cracking under pressure.If that "no fan really" part was refering to Bisping, then it rings hollow.If that "no fan really" part was in reference to the sport of MMA, then yes, that would explain the conveniently short memory.

Frobenius site profile image  

1/24/12 3:21 PM by Frobenius

He's not talkin about official decisions, he was talking about the RIGHT decision.  Bisping won that fight, the judges must've been smoking crack that day.  

B0NESAW site profile image  

1/24/12 3:16 PM by B0NESAW

Evans won.. sorry sport

Blazing Knees site profile image  

1/24/12 2:54 PM by Blazing Knees

 It's like a plague. Once you hear that phenominal shit talking Chael puts on, you just gotta chime in!

explodingboy site profile image  

1/24/12 2:49 PM by explodingboy

This made me laugh out loud more than anything I've read on the UG in a long time. VTFU Sir! And MCQuarry needs to be carefu Bisping doesnt make him the next Matt Phinney.  

Nostos site profile image  

1/24/12 2:45 PM by Nostos

Evans?! Re watch that fight - he won it.

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

1/24/12 2:18 PM by ChokeEmOut

Bisping might have hands made of pillows but damn, he has never shown any mental weakness or shown to have cracked under pressure.I'm no fan really but sometimes these accusations are ridiculous.