I’ve held off blogging about MMA matches, just because they’re hard to predict–unlike boxing, it’s quite often that the better man gets KO’ed or caught. However, for UFC 148, Chael Sonnen better be praying that Anderson Silva has ring rust. If Anderson doesn’t, Chael’s a dead man.
“Chael is a criminal, he is a criminal. He has been convicted of crimes and he doesn’t deserve to be inside the Octagon. When the time is right, I am going to break his face and every one of his teeth in his mouth. Playtime is over, the jokes are over. I am going to beat his ass out of the UFC. He is never going to want to fight again after I am done with him. It doesn’t matter if I am on bottom, side or top. Chael is going to get his ass kicked like never before. What I do inside the Octagon is going to change the image of the sport. I am going to make sure his legs are broke and arms are broke he will not be able to walk out by himself. I know he is listening; no more shit talking, it is on now. I’m going to make him pay and make him eat everything he said about myself and my country. I’m going to make sure he does not disrespect any other fighter. I’m going to beat him like his parents should have beat him to have manners. He can say whatever he wants, but I am not playing anymore. It will be the same like the first fight. He walked out the loser and this time he is going to walk out the loser. The only difference is that this time he is going to have to visit a plastic surgeon after the fight.”
There’s not a chance in hell that Chael will beat Anderson by KO or submission. He doesn’t hit hard, and Anderson’s BJJ is just too good. Anderson hasn’t fought in almost a year, and there is a chance that Chael can win by sitting on top of Anderson all night long and getting a decision victory. I think Dana is trying to set up Anderson by giving him Chael after that long layoff. Chael’s cardio is amazing, and his MMA wrestling is probably the best in the business, even if he rarely can finish an opponent.
But I also think that Anderson is different from most fighters. Love him or hate him, he’s the best MMA fighter ever. I easily see him toying with Chael while breaking him down for four rounds, and then ending Chael’s career in the fifth.