Who in their right mind grabs a muay thai plum on another wrestler who has you against the fence, trying to scoop you up for a double? Sonnen really is a mental midget who looks for a way out of fights. That has gotta be the stupidest thing I've seen in MMA in recent memory and I'm surprised more people haven't called him out on how absurdly DUMB that was. That's, like, wrestling 101 basic logic. You go for underarm control immediately, so the guy can't control your hips. It's a war of leverage and the last thing you do is grab your opponent's damn head with BOTH HANDS. You silly ****!
Who the hell does Chael think he is, vintage Wanderlei? When has muay thai ever gotten you anywhere in your career? And who told you that it was a good idea to use it at the most inappropriate time in a fight? The reason we don't see a lot of muay thai plums in the cage is because they open you up to takedowns against really good wrestlers. There's a technique and strategy to them that Chael obviously didn't bother studying. I guess he was too busy talking.
Look, see, fail. My name is Chael.