POLL: Who you will be rooting for on TUF 17, Team Jones or Team Sonnen?

Posted on October 17, 2012, 04:55 PM by Anton Gurevich
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Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen will lock horns on TUF 17 as coaches, and then inside the Octagon as fighters. Some may agree / or disagree with this match-up, but at the end of the day, I think it would be fair to say that we'll all be tuning in to see The Sonnen Show. Who you are rooting for? Make your vote!

  1. 1. Team Jones
  2. 2. Team Sonnen

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  • Anton Gurevich
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    tapout.

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  • David Saucier
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    I wear UFC shirt and gloves from K-mart to bed

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  • godsofwararise
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    Secret option 3: Nobody

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  • toxic
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    what is sonnen going to teach??



    his amazing standup?

    or his superior submission skills??

    or his fatal GnP, which is as fatal as having a 5-year kid on top of you...



    his has good takedown though...

    he could teach about trying to hold your opponent down on the ground until the bell rings...

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  • David Saucier
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    I have seen some videos of Sonnen coaching he is pretty good.

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    @ Toxic, we all know what's wrong with Chael. As reasonably astute MMA fans we can all see that.



    The question is whether you are an astute enough MMA fan and man enough to see and admit:



    Check these stats - which I know you have seen before, and see if Sonnen doesn't have something he can impart.



    166 - The number of times Silva has been hit by a total of 11 opponents combined.



    31 - Sonnen landed more significant strikes in Round 1 than Silva had taken in any UFC fight.



    320 - The record Sonnen against Silva for most strikes landed in a UFC fight.



    100% - of Sonnen's losses in the UFC and WEC were by Submission. No losses by strikes.



    1.09 - Significant strikes absorbed by Chael Sonnen per minute, making him the least hit middleweight in UFC history.



    19:50 - Total time Silva was on his back against Chael Sonnen.



    23:10 - Silva's submission finish was the latest stoppage in UFC history.

    Reply 2 years ago
  • Rock'em Sock'em
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    All great stats that I guess you just have kicking around in your head considering you're an MMA junkie. But why are more than half of these based on a fight that he lost - or fights that he lost? Against Anderson Silva?

    And doesn't 320 shots without finishing - prove that as stated earlier that he is as "fatal as a 5 year old?"

    I don't know if you're point is that Sonnen got owned or that he has done something amazing.

    I for one think history remembers winners - not all the stats that lead to a loss.

    Don't get me wrong Sonnen is entertaining as hell and I will be watching this season - but Toxic kinda has a point.

    Reply 2 years ago
  • chael4president1
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    His boxing is pretty crisp despite what some might say. He may not be a big power puncher. But Bisping and Anderson Silva ( the 2nd fight). Are the only guys that have outstruck Sonnen in years.

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  • toxic
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    most strikes landed in a ufc fight...

    and silva didnt have a scratch in his face after their battle...

    well that makes sonnen the Weakest ufc fighter out there, haha!!

    and by the way, I wouldnt call that strikes, because a strike is when you actually hurt somebody.... :)



    either sonnen is weak as a girl, which I think, or he does something seriously wrong in his striking technique.



    sonnen can take a shot, I will give him that, but the ability to absorbe punishment is nothing that you can teach..

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  • BjjFan
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    only an idiot would post 7 facts on Chael, 5 of which are based on a fight he juiced in. not only that, the difference in the rematch was undeniable.



    just how astute an mma fan are you?

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  • johndo11
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    Stats are like a womans short skirt. They give you an idea but don't show the most important bits

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  • DaddyLongStrokes
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    @toxic



    You might want to watch the tape again bro. Silva's face was pretty messed up. The left side of his face was pretty busted. No blood but he had visible damage.



    His complexion sort of hides it.



    And he stunned Silva a couple times during the 1st fight.



    Idk why Silva fans are saying that he shouldnt get credit for losing to Silva......its Anderson freaking Silva....you do well against him without him having to let you.....must mean you are an excellent fighter.





    Dont let the hate blind you kids

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  • BjjFan
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    you can't understand why silva fans won't give him credit? because he juiced in the first fight and got ****ed up in the second. just how dumb are you?



    still amazed by Lance Armstrongs achievements?



    don't let stupidity blind you kid.

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  • Rock'em Sock'em
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    Isn't it hard saying others are biased and being blinded considering your profile pic?

    Just saying - it makes sense what your opinion would be.



    I'm just saying maybe don't end your statement with "Don't let the hate blind you kids." Kinda makes you sound smug.

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  • DaddyLongStrokes
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    He got busted for not disclosing papers buddy. That's all you can officially say numbnuts.



    Sonnen dominated Silva in the 1st round and was on his way to doing it again but he got his shorts almost pulled right off from Silva defending a takedown in an illegal way, then held those shorts and tried to punch Sonnen to keep range. 20 seconds long Silva was holding those shorts....desperate actions from a desperate man



    Then to top it off Sonnen threw a spinning backfist that pretty much ended him right there.





    Gtfo sir, and next time dont sharp your own comment, its pathetic.

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  • BjjFan
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    The roid spots on his back were so obvious in that first fight, don't even give that admin error bull shit.



    As for your synopses on second fight, that's deluded bull shit. Classic clutching at straws. Sonnen was ****ed in the second. significantly less athletic when under the microscope. i wonder why?





    Next time take impartial view points, otherwise, you're pathetic.

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  • Mortaki12
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    I agree with Forrest and Hendo when they say this fight shouldnt be going down. I would love to see Sonnen win just because I think his way of getting fights he wants is hilarious. But I really dont see a way for Sonnen to win other than to get Jones to the ground and do exactly what he did to Silva in the first fight or honestly there is no way he will win. People are going to complain about this fight but the more people hate on it the more people will buy the paper.

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  • KeithFarrell
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    Quite embarrassing that Sonnen has double the support from Lowkick - a guy who's setting an example to show no respect and in fact go in to deep personal insults and disrespect.



    I can understand being excited to see what Sonnen and his character has to offer in terms of entertainment but rooting for him just for that reason?

    I thought this was an MMA fan's website and WWE.



    Let's be honest, your aren't picking Sonnen for his fighting style or humility.

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    Keith, I think that a lot of people answer the poll, not in ultraserious MMA analysis mode but rather in fun mode. I enjoyed the question and the discussion. I think your criticism, while grounded in truth, is too serious.



    http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/why-so-serious

    Reply 2 years ago
  • partyboy
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    id agree with michael, except id go as far as to say your comment sounded pretty patronising if im honest....i know you post more comments on here than pretty much everyone else, but that doesnt make you an authority, so calling it embarrassing when people dont vote the same way as you? id lay off a bit

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  • KeithFarrell
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    I did take it too seriously your right, not sure why, I wasn't trying to be patronising though sorry if it came off like that.



    @Partyboy I see how it could come off like that wasn't trying to be seen or act that way, it's not that people aren't agreeing with me and I actually really like Chael and his character but I get so fed up with all the hate that is put on Jon

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    Yeah, we cut Keith some slack cuz he's a good guy. We know what he meant'

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  • grandslam
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  • D
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    I only watch the last 10 minutes of the show. Don't care who wins, just want to see good fights.

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  • mokoko
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    Sonnen team will win the elections for president who cares shitt matchup loser vs champion

    Reply 2 years ago
  • ripstic5021
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    I won't be watching this shit. I have no interest in this whatsoever. Sonnen should of been banned from this sport after using steroids, instead he gets back to back title shots. I'll be surprised if I watch any UFC after GSP vs Condit.



    Yeah **** you if you think I'm not a real MMA fan. We are all being cheated out of our money for this garbage. You don't see the cleveland browns being placed in the superbowl, or the houston astros being placed in the world series.

    Reply 2 years ago
  • daigoro702
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    Am with you on this one man, shit I don't think I have bought a ppv since Cain fought last. And I don't see myself buying another one after gsp.

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  • mindkontrolle
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    you'll watch homie, don't pretend

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  • daigoro702
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    ****'em both.

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  • PukeVomit
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    hey you ****in rednecks, how does it come that you are for sonnen?

    Reply 2 years ago