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7/20/12 3:47 AM
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Chael Sonnen speaking to MMA Uncensored about a potential fight with Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson:

"If stupidity was a disease that was treatable by medicine, 'Rampage' would be the ifrst one in line at the pharmacy, every morning. If 'Rampage' wants to fight with me, let's fight! But, the reality is, he's on a two-fight losing streak, he can't make weight, nobody cares about him, he doesn't keep his word, and he's out of the company in a matter of months. If he wants to fight, I accept."

Sonnen on potential matchups at lightheavyweight and what's next:

"Probably none of the above. I've had a couple of names thrown my way. It was none of those three, but those guys are all studs that would put you in a line for a championship match. I've never had a fight in the UFC that wasn't against a top ten guy."

"I really don't know. That's the biggest choice I'm trying to make now: Which has a likely path to the championship? Ultimately, I'll have to sit down with my coaches. Mike Dolce will weigh in on that. It's his job to get me to weight. I'll kinda do as I'm told, more than what I think is right."

Sonnen on who deserves next bout with Anderson Silva:

"Deserve is the key word there. Nobody deserves a shot. There's a lot that goes into that: The bureacracy and politics and, basically, who can sell the most tickets often elevates you to the top in this sport. That's where Michael Bisping comes in. Who's the best fighter? Chris Weidman. The question is: The fighter that beat up Mark Munoz, can he duplicate that, or did he just have a really good night?"

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7/20/12 3:55 AM
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Not a very compelling matchup. I thought Chael was only interested in the road back to a title. Rampage does that how? Phone Post
7/20/12 4:02 AM
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Would love to hear Quinton whining and crying, again, about how it's not fair to let people wrestle in MMA.
7/20/12 4:05 AM
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This won't happen. Glover will send Page packing. Phone Post
7/20/12 4:05 AM
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Chael will have a field day with rampage Phone Post
7/20/12 4:25 AM
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Life would be better if this did not happen Phone Post
7/20/12 4:25 AM
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3 rounds of Chael laying on Rampage?

No thanks. Phone Post
7/20/12 4:32 AM
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I'd love to see this matchup, mainly for the trash talk leading upto the fight, it would be hilarious and no doubt sell alot of tickets, which is the aim of the game at the end of the day, the fight itself has potential to be good ! Phone Post
7/20/12 4:45 AM
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 Id like to see Sonnen fight either Wanderlei or Rampage next.
7/20/12 4:49 AM
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When you pick a fight with Chael Sonnen, you are doing one thing; looking to get paid.

Rampage and Sonnen would sell the shit out of PPV's. No doubt in my mind it would reach 800k buys or more. The more mic and camera time they get the better.
7/20/12 4:59 AM
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UGCTT_David_MMAmet - 3 rounds of Chael laying on Rampage?<br><br>No thanks.

If you knew what you were watching you would know that Chael brings the power punches on the ground much more than most wrestlers. Sure he has his periods of relative rest on the ground like everyone else on top, but if you can't see the difference between how him and Jon Fitch assert their top control may god have mercy on your soul.
7/20/12 8:54 AM
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Matt Phillips - When you pick a fight with Chael Sonnen, you are doing one thing; looking to get paid.

Rampage and Sonnen would sell the shit out of PPV's. No doubt in my mind it would reach 800k buys or more. The more mic and camera time they get the better.<br type="_moz" />


I dont think they could main event, but this would be an awesome co-main. GSP vs Condit will draw well, but there wont be much trash talking. Chael vs Rampage would be very entertaining in the lead up to the fight. I could see an event like this drawing close to 1MM buys.
7/20/12 9:47 AM
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Anyone else thinks this feels very contrived? Phone Post
7/20/12 9:55 AM
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I'd like to see him fight machida at either weight Phone Post
7/20/12 10:07 AM
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 I love that fight. 
7/20/12 10:35 AM
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Rampage and Sonnen sell the hell out of the fight, Rampage gets wrestle-fucked, Rampage whines about nobody wanting to stand and bang, both fighters laugh their way to the bank. The end.
7/20/12 11:06 AM
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UGCTT_David_MMAmet - 3 rounds of Chael laying on Rampage?<br><br>No thanks.

If you knew what you were watching you would know that Chael brings the power punches on the ground much more than most wrestlers. Sure he has his periods of relative rest on the ground like everyone else on top, but if you can't see the difference between how him and Jon Fitch assert their top control may god have mercy on your soul.


If Sonnen, who is much bigger than Fitch, "brings the power punches on the ground" as you say, why is it that he never finishes fights with his GnP?
7/20/12 11:11 AM
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 The buildup to this fight would be spectacular, but I think the actual fight would be pretty damn boring... and this is coming from a big fan of both guys.
7/20/12 11:18 AM
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Dosantowned - LOL @ Sonnen trying to stay relevant.


Obviously you have some personal hatred towards him. No fighter is irrelevant when moved one fight from title shot. He's the number two guy in MW division and a top 10 guy if he decides to move up to LHW. At least he'll fight a top 10 guy right off the bat. How is that irrelevant?
7/20/12 11:19 AM
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" I've never had a fight in the UFC that wasn't against a top ten guy."

Except the two fights againast Trevor Prangley and Jeremy Horn.
7/20/12 11:22 AM
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Dosantowned - LOL @ Sonnen trying to stay relevant.
LOL at you not having a clue. Phone Post
7/20/12 11:23 AM
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Dosantowned - LOL @ Sonnen trying to stay relevant.


Obviously you have some personal hatred towards him. No fighter is irrelevant when moved one fight from title shot. He's the number two guy in MW division and a top 10 guy if he decides to move up to LHW. At least he'll fight a top 10 guy right off the bat. How is that irrelevant?
Leites was irrelevant after the title fight but the rest of your post is bang on. Phone Post
7/20/12 11:24 AM
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Sonnen vs Rashad, and if Sonnen makes it out alive give the man a a title shot. He's a company man and deserves another shot before he hangs them up. Phone Post
7/20/12 11:35 AM
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UGCTT_David_MMAmet - 3 rounds of Chael laying on Rampage?<br><br>No thanks.

If you knew what you were watching you would know that Chael brings the power punches on the ground much more than most wrestlers. Sure he has his periods of relative rest on the ground like everyone else on top, but if you can't see the difference between how him and Jon Fitch assert their top control may god have mercy on your soul.
This. Phone Post
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UGCTT croy_00 - Sonnen vs Rashad, and if Sonnen makes it out alive give the man a a title shot. He's a company man and deserves another shot before he hangs them up. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


He had two shots in the past two years, does he really "deserve" another one already?

Also, he has a good chance vs Rampage but no way he beats Rashad.

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