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8/16/12 9:19 PM
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Chael Sonnen finally made up his mind earlier this week and will be moving up into the light heavyweight division. He announced on UFC Tonight that his first opponent will be former UFC light heavyweight champion Forrest Griffin, and according to the oddsmakers, he'll be the favorite going into that bout with the much larger man. Here's how BestFightOdds has it right now:

Chael Sonnen - 220

Forrest Griffin + 232

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8/16/12 9:22 PM
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Thought it would be closer to even money Phone Post
8/16/12 9:23 PM
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 Forrest the author? They are giving him too much credit, should be a bigger dog than that. Chael will own him
8/16/12 9:39 PM
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 That line will only rise.

Forrest is shot.
8/16/12 9:40 PM
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 Only 2-1? 
8/16/12 9:42 PM
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Am i the only that doesn't care about this fight?
8/16/12 9:43 PM
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I'm surprised it isnt at least 3-1. Figured it would be 4 or 5 to 1 Phone Post
8/16/12 9:43 PM
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Seems about right. Phone Post
8/16/12 9:50 PM
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Ya never know. Sonnen's moving up and Forrest will still outweight him by a substantial margin. Forrest's sub game is competent also.
8/16/12 9:57 PM
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I thought it would be bigger odds than that. Dana wants Griffin to retire, this is how he's gonna make him
8/16/12 10:02 PM
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StretchPlum - Ya never know. Sonnen's moving up and Forrest will still outweight him by a substantial margin. Forrest's sub game is competent also.
Forrest by Triangle Phone Post
8/16/12 10:07 PM
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Ok i think forrest will win first of all he's much bigger the guy gets as big as 250. Second he's beaten chael before in the past so why would he be able to do it now.
8/16/12 10:10 PM
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Sonnen does not belong at 205. He's a good 185er but isn't going to do well in a deeper shark tank. I'd rather see him fight Rashad at 85 Phone Post
8/16/12 10:36 PM
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MostLegit - Sonnen does not belong at 205. He's a good 185er but isn't going to do well in a deeper shark tank. I'd rather see him fight Rashad at 85 Phone Post
For sure.

The lose and move up in weight idea doesn't seem quite right to me. Now if it was Sonnen vs Koschek at 170 I'd be more excited. (than Forrest) Phone Post
8/16/12 10:39 PM
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holy shit.. I'm putting money on Forrest...
8/16/12 10:40 PM
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they're printin free money up in this motherfucker!

8/16/12 10:42 PM
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BosniaST - Ok i think forrest will win first of all he's much bigger the guy gets as big as 250. Second he's beaten chael before in the past so why would he be able to do it now.
I know right! Fighters dont change at all in 8 years. Phone Post
8/16/12 10:42 PM
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BosniaST - Ok i think forrest will win first of all he's much bigger the guy gets as big as 250. Second he's beaten chael before in the past so why would he be able to do it now.
I know right! Fighters dont change at all in 8 years. Phone Post

exactly.. Chael is still tapping to triangles

8/16/12 10:43 PM
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inf0 - they're printin free money up in this motherfucker!


 
8/16/12 10:47 PM
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I figured he'd be a bigger favorite since he'll be going into his fight with Jones as at least a 3-1 favorite.
8/16/12 10:49 PM
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Crazy. You would think Sonnen has already beat Griffin by triangle choke or something..
8/16/12 10:51 PM
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what's with all these pointless rematches?  who wants to see this fight? 

Chael should be fighting Rashad or Wanderlei.


8/16/12 11:28 PM
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BosniaST - Ok i think forrest will win first of all he's much bigger the guy gets as big as 250. Second he's beaten chael before in the past so why would he be able to do it now.
I know right! Fighters dont change at all in 8 years. Phone Post

A lot of fighters do change but i feel like chael hasn't if anything he tries to employ a takedown grind out the win strategy more now than before. I remember watching his wec fights and there was a couple of fights where he stood and traded with the other guy for a while.
8/16/12 11:43 PM
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I think chael takes it pretty easily. He's a huge middle weight hell be close to the same sie in the cage that Forrest is. Also he's a better striker then Forrest so even if he can't take him down he still wins. Third Forrest will probably gas like he did vs tito and chael will be in Great shape like he always is. The only way I see Forrest winning is submitting him from his back.
8/16/12 11:46 PM
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ophusker - I think chael takes it pretty easily. He's a huge middle weight hell be close to the same sie in the cage that Forrest is. Also he's a better striker then Forrest so even if he can't take him down he still wins. Third Forrest will probably gas like he did vs tito and chael will be in Great shape like he always is. The only way I see Forrest winning is submitting him from his back.

No disrespect but i don't really agree with any of that Forrest is much bigger, i believe he's a better striker, and chael doesn't always come in great shape does anyone remember the bisping fight. BTW i thought bisping won that and i also thing forrest usually has pretty good conditioning.

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