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Chael Sonnen Ultimate Challenge

Posted on: October 9, 2011 1:56 pm
Edited on: October 9, 2011 2:01 pm
 
UFC 136, I believe featured the best fight card match ups of the year.  With Jose Aldo defeating Kenny Florian and Frankie Edgars finally solving the Gray Maynard problem the third time around to retain his belt.  Perhaps the biggest and most impressive performance of the night was the return of Chael Sonnen.  After returning to the octagon after serving a suspension on failing drug test, Sonnen dominated the former Marine Brian Stann in Houston.  With a second round submission via a triangle armbar, Sonnen in true raw form wasn't satified with his win and followed it up his impromptu post fight comments and challenge to UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva. 

“In some parallel universe, you can hit a man 300 times and he wraps his legs around your head for eight seconds and they call him the winner. On the streets of West Linn, Oregon, those are not the rules. I am the middleweight champion. I defended my championship tonight for the first time and I am willing to give Anderson a shot at the true belt, the linear belt, the people’s belt, from the best damn middleweight there’s ever been.”

So let's hope Dana White can get a deal done for Sonnen's "loser goes home" rematch against Anderson Silva.  So, we can all witness another awesome fight between two of MMA's best middleweight fighters.
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