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#1 Megasoup

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:37 AM

Shortly after Rory McDonald signed for Bellator, Chael Sonnen claimed that he there was a story behind why he needed to fight the Canadian welterweight, and on this week’s edition of The MMA Hour, he revealed all to Ariel Helwani.

The former UFC middleweight contender warned that the story was not very elaborate, but assured that because of what transpired, “man code” dictates that they must face each other.

“I can’t create something out of nothing here. There are not a lot of your fans that will get enticed by this. This is simple man code,” began Sonnen.

“I like Rory a lot. I always have. I signed with Bellator in November and Rory signed somewhere around February. I was there first but only by a couple of months.”

The pair shared an exchange in an elevator shortly after MacDonald reached terms with Bellator, when they were in California for Bellator 172.

As Sonnen explained:

“I’m at an event, it was going to be Fedor (versus) Mitrione, and Rory had just signed on Tuesday, and today is Friday.

“So I end up in an elevator with him and he’s eating an apple, which becomes relevant in the story later.

“We’re in the elevator and we’re heading down and I say, ‘Hey, congrats! What are you looking to fight?’

“He says, ‘I don’t know, maybe Paul Daley’. Then he says, ‘Maybe Josh Koscheck’. Then he takes a bite of his apple, and he looks up and goes: ‘Maybe you.’

“Right as he says that, the doors open. I wished him well and that was the end of it, we were on our way.”

Although their conversation did not seem disrespectful by any means, Sonnen claims they must fight because of what happened.

“He knows that we have to fight there is no way around it. We can’t just act like that didn’t happen. It happened,” he said.

“I told you it was a pretty simple story. We can’t really build an event around this, but any guy who’s listening to this knows that I have to fight him. I don’t have a choice.”

Sonnen also suggested that the fight is more likely to happen with both men now signed to fight for Bellator.

“Rory has got a different path. Nothing is really built for speed right now in MMA, but Rory is going to go, as I understand it, for a championship fight with Douglas (Lima). I think that’s done. All they need is a date at this point.

“Rory was talking about going up to 185 and now you insert Mousasi. Maybe Mousasi takes some of my thunder away.

“There are more opportunities with Bellator. Historically, they are more open to shuffling guys around, not making you stay in your division and letting you do what you want.

“I don’t really know who is next for who.”

 

 

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:38 AM

Macdonald would piece him up easily. 


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:39 AM

Rory destroys him if it ever happens, hes not an old washed up brazilian


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:52 AM

People actually think Chael can fight lol 


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:56 AM

Macdonald would piece him up easily.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:58 AM

I was wondering what this backstory was when Chael mentioned it. As simple as it is, I like it.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:11 AM

why does Chael want to die?

 

need to email him, he needs to talk :(


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:24 AM

Chael 1st round guillotine.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:26 AM

Got it. Yes they absolutely must fight.


Side note: Moose vs Rory for the title at 185 would be amazing
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:37 PM

Chael is really fun to listen to

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:53 PM

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:01 PM

Did everyone else read that anecdote in Chael's voice?

 

Good fight. Make it happen. Chael's wrestling will be the dominant factor.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:25 PM

Did everyone else read that anecdote in Chael's voice?

 

Good fight. Make it happen. Chael's wrestling will be the dominant factor.

i went thru a phase where i read all Chael interviews and quotes in his voice, need to get that back because it dosent sound the same with an English accent lol


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lmao! I had that experience once. Light's out, drunk didn't even notice it. When i went to the bathroom i wondered why my mouth tasted like copper. Started brushing my teeth and noticed when i spat out it was red then it hit me. Walked back into the bedroom turned the lights on and there were red finger prints on the wall, sheets were rekt and she was cleaning herself with a towel. I almost got upset at first for not telling me but i was like oh well zero **** given. 

 

 

 


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

Easy win for Sonnen. 


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:12 PM

Easy win for Sonnen.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:09 PM

I'm kinda curious how Rory would react to the relentless trash talk. Stone wall tactics only go so far when the bad guy is laying into you.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:27 PM

While Sonnen gets beaten by dominating former UFC champions who fought in the 205 weight class, I don't see him losing to a guy who is pretty good at 170.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:15 PM

I still like Chael, even if he is a post-roids, washed-out corporate shill. He does, however, need to stick with guys of his own caliber, meaning other washouts and aged cans.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:22 PM

I'm kinda curious how Rory would react to the relentless trash talk. Stone wall tactics only go so far when the bad guy is laying into you.

 

I don't think Rory will even hear it. He's a pro's pro. Its nothing personal. 



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:23 PM

Rory would leave that roided old fool a bloody corpse

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:53 PM

Rory is a very, very good 170 fighter. A lot of people watched him rise through the ranks and thought he might even be the best. But he's fought the best and he doesn't do well against them. But he beats guys that are really, really good at 170.

Charles is exactly the same, but at 185 and 205. He regularly has beaten really, really good guys in both weight classes.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:09 PM

Rory is a very, very good 170 fighter. A lot of people watched him rise through the ranks and thought he might even be the best. But he's fought the best and he doesn't do well against them. But he beats guys that are really, really good at 170.
Charles is exactly the same, but at 185 and 205. He regularly has beaten really, really good guys in both weight classes.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:42 PM

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Haha!

Charles Sonnen is still a threat in any division.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:27 PM

While Sonnen gets beaten by dominating former UFC champions who fought in the 205 weight class, I don't see him losing to a guy who is pretty good at 170.

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:11 AM

Damn Rory is a badass. I've always said that indifference is the key characteristic of a badass. He basically said without words that having Chael as an opponent is as significant to his day as eating an apple.

 

Chael felt that power move Rory pulled on him and he needs to get that back.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:28 AM

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:09 PM

 

Easy win for Sonnen.

 


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:47 PM

Chael KOs him with a Galore slam
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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:18 PM

Perhaps they need to make Chael vs. Carvahlo (had to look that one up), who currently holds the MW strap. Carvahlo called Chael out after he beat and "disrespected" Wanderlei Silva at Bellator NYC. Carvahlo wants a catchweight, but they might as well make it a title fight if Chael can still make 185.