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Did Sonnen know he had knockout power before he fought Anderson?

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Seriously, if he fights somebody else with sick BJJ off their back, he could just knock them out standing up with a straight left. The guy has an iron chin, and some of the best wrestling in MMA to keep it standing.

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Seriously' date=' if he fights somebody else with sick BJJ off their back, he could just knock them out standing up with a straight left. The guy has an iron chin, and some of the best wrestling in MMA to keep it standing.[/quote']

 

Uuuuuummmmm.... I didnt see or havnt seen that he has any knockout power.

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Seriously' date=' if he fights somebody else with sick BJJ off their back, he could just knock them out standing up with a straight left. The guy has an iron chin, and some of the best wrestling in MMA to keep it standing.[/quote']

 

Not that it knocked Silva out, but maybe if that punch was to someone with a lesser chin than Anderson's then he has KO power. I don't think anyone thought he had power to rock silva like that, now we know.

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I wish that punch knocked him out. I'd love to see him retire or for someone retire him just so fans don't see him dancing around the ring and hiding behind the ref ever again. Maybe Vitor can knock him out or Sonnen gets a rematch and practices some submission defense. Silva only seems to be the true P4P great when he fights in LHW cause his MW performances have been complete crap in the past few years.

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doesnt knockout power imply said person has the power to.........knockout.........'

 

guess i am just stupid

Yes...thats that it would mean. He/she has the ability to knock another person out.

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Seriously' date=' if he fights somebody else with sick BJJ off their back, he could just knock them out standing up with a straight left. The guy has an iron chin, and some of the best wrestling in MMA to keep it standing.[/quote']

 

I didn't see any KO in that fight so I dunno why he'd now believe he has Ko power. He connected with some perfectly clean punches and didn't KO Silva. Even when Silva gave him 3 free shots when he put his hands down an didn't even dodge, Sonnen connected all 3 times with all his power and didn't deliver any KO. He barely knocked Silva down for 1 second. That,s not what I call KO power.

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I didn't see any KO in that fight so I dunno why he'd now believe he has Ko power. He connected with some perfectly clean punches and didn't KO Silva. Even when Silva gave him 3 free shots when he put his hands down an didn't even dodge' date=' Sonnen connected all 3 times with all his power and didn't deliver any KO. He barely knocked Silva down for 1 second. That,s not what I call KO power.[/quote']

 

yup amen that ^^

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I don't know about power, but maybe if it had been someone with a lesser chin like Michael the can bisping that received that punch it might have been a ko. I really hope chael tries to stand with bjj specialist though, cuz when it goes to the ground it's over. Chaels striking is actually pretty ok, I would like to see a rematch with Damian Maia.

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EVERY FIGHTER IN THE UFC HAS KNOCKOUT POWER. Chael has a lot of it, he wasnt trying to knock Silva out dumn dumns, but I do agree he has the striking ability to beat most MW BJJ artists standing, Silva has a great chin, because he has never been hit much, but with his high age one or two more fights like this and he will be the Liddell of the MW division. Sonnen has good standup and has KO power he legitamitely could knock you out standing.

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is it just me but to prove you have knockout power you have to knock someone out?
lol posted already and Sonnen has a KO victory. Also rocking somebody and making their legs buckle constitute as having the abilty to knock someone out, or Knockout power.

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I think the fact he was unable to finish the fight after 4 and 1/2 rounds of throwing over 200 punches kinda says he DOES NOT have knock out power.

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If Chael focused the next year or so on only striking' date=' he'd officially be a bad **** in my book. He's a tough SOB, I don't care who you are...dangit. :mad:[/quote']

 

Yeah, he would be...until he fights another BJJ artist.

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Yeah' date=' he would be...until he fights another BJJ artist.[/quote']

 

This is true, what was I thinking. BJJ for sure, at least submission defense, my goodness. Sad, that he dogged it so hard, since he got sub'd. Pride cometh before the fall IMO. That's why he got sub'd.

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320 punches landed.... not a mark on Anderson's face. Sonnen doesn't have knockout power lol.

 

He rocked him, so I'm sure if he caught him he could KO him.

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