Couture: Chael Sonnen has a great opportunity to defeat Jones

by Shaun Al-Shatti | source:

"I'm not terribly surprised on either front really," Couture explained on Spike TV's MMA Uncensored Live. "I think at the end of the day it's a business decision. This is a business, and Chael Sonnen is going to bring it and hype up any single fight he's in. I think Jon Jones, in denying him on the short-notice eight-day fight, made it inevitable they were going to have to fight at some point. I think I would've taken eight-days training camp rather than a full training camp, but I'm not Jon Jones."

Sonnen's selection especially has drawn widespread criticism from fans and fighters who feel he unfairly jumped to the front of the pack on the strength of his promotion skills. "The American Gangster" is listed as high as a 4-to-1 underdog on numerous sportsbooks, however Couture, who long trained alongside Sonnen at Team Quest, believes people are gravely overlooking his chances.

"Chael has a great opportunity to win this fight actually," Couture said. "Technically I see a similar style fight as Anderson Silva. If he wades through him and makes Jon Jones wrestle him the entire fight, I think he can win that.

"He can do it, but he needs that gameplan. He needs to make it a wrestling match, start to finish."

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AnersonSilvaJr site profile image  

10/30/12 9:00 AM by AnersonSilvaJr

Machida must of kicked harder than I thought -_-

semtex0809 site profile image  

10/29/12 10:34 PM by semtex0809

Randy has been saying that for JBJ last 3 opponents & failed eveytime

fleshfuck site profile image  

10/29/12 8:24 PM by fleshfuck

Can't believe people are so dismissive about this matchup.You saw how close Vitor was, everyone taught there was gonna be a new 205 champ there for 2 seconds. Shit happens lol.Although I do not believe its gonna happen but upsets happen.

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10/29/12 5:45 PM by Another Foob

I don't follow wrestling, but I'm pretty sure Chael has better credentials than any of those guys.Anyway, having a 10/12 join date and telling Couture to "shut up" explains 31 posts and 5 down votes. Oh... make that 6.

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10/29/12 1:08 PM by SQUEEZIE

i already knew fael was gunna get devastated...this only further more confirms it.

knuckleballs site profile image  

10/29/12 2:49 AM by knuckleballs

Well, i think he means "if Chael brings a steal chair, brass knuckles and a gun he has a good shot."

Scuba Dog site profile image  

10/28/12 11:54 PM by Scuba Dog

couture rarely ever picks the losers...... wtf

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10/28/12 11:53 PM by nick diaz nut hugger

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, ok. I thought it was something more subtle. Thanks

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10/28/12 11:14 PM by thatsme

STFU Courture! Evans, Hamill and Bader were better wrestlers than Sonnen and couldn't do anything to Jones.Just shut up and enjoy retirement.

iDaz site profile image  

10/27/12 9:24 AM by iDaz

'old news' lol