Daily Poll June 1st: Do you think Chael Sonnen will succeed in getting under Anderson Silva’s skin?


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    TheGreat

    June 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Silva said Maia disrespected him for sayin he was going to try to submit him!

    imagine what silva will say after all the trash Sonnen have and will say about him .. Sonnen your the man

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    UrHype

    June 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I think he already has, but it doesnt mean he will beat Silva.

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    japanegro23

    June 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Oh hell yea which will be super bad for Chael.

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    Kackvogel

    June 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    yes for sure, but i dont think this will help him during the fight!!! this is the next boring MW title fight!!!
    hope vitor comes in good shape back!!!

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    UnderdogGreatness

    June 1, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    The answer is Yes, but I can’t wait to see how bad Sonnen’s face is going to look after the fight ( ALL BUSTED UP)

    Good Luck Sonnen!!!

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    BigNog22

    June 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    i would like him to beat the living shit out of silva,the spider became so arrogant lately.but i don’t think it’s gonna happen.

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    comonson

    June 1, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    chael sonnen is gonna get murdered!! i think he’s digging his own grave talking sh*t like he has…

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    UnderdogGreatness

    June 1, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Your name is BigNog22 and you’re rooting against Silva where is the loyalty? LOL Just playing with you.

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    Gabe

    June 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    I don’t think so. …It seems Silva’s team take Sonnen as joke. I think he was really offended by Mia cause he was Brazilian too. Sonnen IS a joke and I think it’ll be an easy fight for Silva. What is Sonnen gonna do anyway if he can’t take Silva down?? Nothing.

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    thisischris

    June 1, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I think Sonnen could be the man to teach the Spider some humility. I think the Spider is a better fight in every aspect but he’s just way too full of himself right now.

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    Bayouking25

    June 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Don’t know about the rest of you but I can’t stand Anderson Silva. Here is a guy who fought Rich Frankling and Hendo but other than that he has never fought a true number 1 contender and every time a fight is presented to him that he deams a threat he complains about some 1 being deserving or gets ” injured ” . What a jerk. I know he will probably leave Sonnen sprawled out on the canvas but I don’t Care. Whoever that Jerk fights I’m rooting for the other guy. HE needs to move up to his natural weight class ( 205 ) . And see what happens there. Sooner than later some 1 will beat some respect into that OVERRATED Loser

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    partyboy

    June 1, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    i think that regardless of whether it does or not, sonnen is going to be destroyed….danas hyping sonnen a lot to build the fight but really i dont see him having any chance

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    UndefeatedOfWest

    June 1, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if chael someone got a decision, but I don’t see him finishing silva! If silva doesn’t goof around like a jackass then I think he can easily win.

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    WingChun

    June 1, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Silva’s strengths – stellar stand-up, very solid and comfortable on the ground, speed, good cardio and intellect; he’s a smart fighter.

    Silva’s weaknesses – not a great wrestler, not as physically powerful and muscled as some other fighters ( for example).

    Sonnen Strengths – great wrestler, physically powerful, good cardio, no fear, intellect.

    Sonnen Weaknesses – stand-up, bit of a one-trick pony – put all opponents on the ground.

    Put it in an Octagon – I think this is a bad match-up for AS.

    If/when AS loses, it will be to a strong wrestler (one with or without BJJ skills). AS can be taken down and he can be kept there, the problem is, that no one with enough strength, cardio and skill has been on top of him before – to keep him there; Dan Henderson and Travis Lutter demonstrated the point.

    It is the reason why he kept well away of Demian Maia – he was terrified of being on the ground with DM. He fought to stay champ, not to engage; for serious engagement would have left him open to the possibility of Maia jumping guard and AS all to well remembers what happened in the Ryo Chonan fights; one minute you’re owning a guy for (nearly) three rounds and next thing you know, you’re tapping out due to a flying scissor heel hook – ouch! And AS never wants that to happen again, so, he has learned to stay away from high level grapplers like DM and Thales Leites.

    With all that said, I think in his fight with CS he won’t have that option. When Sonnen says he’s going to hunt him down, I believe him. AS can’t stay away from Sonnen for 5 rounds. And I don’t see Silva knocking him out on “the way in”. Sure, it might happen, but my guess is (that) what is more likely to happen is that he’ll clock CS once or twice on the way in and that will be that, up against the cage or straight to the floor, but either way AS is going to end up on his back. And AS’s only chance of winning that fight is to catch him in something, but I don’t think CS is going to allow it to go that way; he’s a tough guy, man. Love him or hate him Chael is a tough guy; both physically and mentally.

    I know one thing for sure – this is perhaps the first fighter in a long time, maybe since Hendo, who isn’t afraid of AS going into the fight. I believe a lot of fighters lose to Silva long before they ever get in the ring. Forrest Griffin, for example, lost the fight before he ever got in the ring; you could see it all the way through the fight – he knew he was going to lose, get his lights punched out – and he did. Sonnen, on the other hand, has no such fear of Silva; in fact, it’s the exact opposite; he is looking forward to getting into the ring with AS – big time; according to Chael.

    So, I’m picking Sonnen in this fight. It might only be a decision and it might not be the most exciting fight (even), but regardless, I think he will topple the mighty AS and give him a long overdue loss. Hopefully put his ego in check and return AS to the fighter he was and not the “stay away” fighter he seems to have become.

    Oh, and one more reason I’m picking Chael in this fight – not counting the DQ loss to Yushin Okami, Silva’s last loss was that (out of the blue) was that flying scissor heel hook and that was to a guy with the last name of – Chonan; which sounds a heck of a lot like Chale Sonnen’s (whole) name crammed into one word. Call it serendipitous or nothing at all, but none-the-less, there it is – the MMA gods have it out for Anderson.

    I’m picking Chael in this one, I just think he’s going to be too strong and too good a wrestler for Silva to deal with.

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    mmauk

    June 1, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    OVERRATED wow. your probably a fan that boo’s when two guys are not beating each other senseless.i see what dana means now when he says ufc fans are spoilt as a mma fan you should enjoy Anderson Silva while he is still here. it’s not his fault the ufc middlewieght division has only 1 fighter that can strike with him ( BELFORT ). silva has a weird personality and is very playful. The ufc give him guys that are not on his level what happens his personality comes out sometimes in a bad way he simply takes the piss or won’t bother risking his health because he knows hip opponent can’t hurt him. who’s fault is that his or the ufc. i’d say both. anyway he’s not overrated

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    1878

    June 1, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME – U HAVE JUST WROTE A BIG BORING NOVEL THE SIZE OF THE BIBLE AND AT THE END OF IT U SAY CHAELS GONNA WIN EVEN THOUGH ANDERSON HAS FOUGHT PEOPLE BETTER THAN SONNEN AT HIS GAME AND BEAT THEM – DAN HENDERSON – SILVA EMBARRASSES PEOPLE HE HAS RESPECT FOR – FORREST AND FRANKLIN – CAN YOU IMAGINE WHAT HE’LL DO TO THIS FONEY ‘GANGSTA’ SONNEN

    R.I.P CHAEL SONNEN
    FOUND BRUTALLY KILLED IN A SPIDER WEB

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    Shaft

    June 1, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Like every mma’er Bigmouth sonnen has a striker’s chance…too bad for him he sucks at striking :) Will probably be a boring predictable match but I’ll enjoy seeing Sonnen’s face messed up bad. Go Spider !

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    Zombiepower

    June 1, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Chael will end his carrier.

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    MAMBA24ILL

    June 1, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Maybe if he keeps calling him “playboy”

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    sickb

    June 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    i agree, sonnen doesnt have much fans before his trash talk so is more hpe than anything to sell, sonnen will get destroyed

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    sickb

    June 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    agree, thats why he is considering moving to LHW because nobody can satand with him, there are a lot of wrestlers in line and they all get smashed i think we can get the best out of silva watching him in LHW

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    sickb

    June 1, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    did anybody read that?

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    NateDogg

    June 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    One thing is for sure, it wont be a boring fight even though Chael is a wrestler. If he manages to take Silva down, then its going be freaking great night. And if not, then Silva knocks him out. I like both versions :D

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    UrHype

    June 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Anderson is in no hurry to face Shogun, I promise you that.
    Shogun is stronger and can reach out and touch you from a distance.

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    WingChun

    June 1, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    English is obviously not your strong suit and why are you so angry? Well, you’re either very angry or the “caps” button on your keyboard is stuck.

    Do you have a word limit as to how much you’re allowed to read, in a day?

    And if what I posted was boring and too long, then why did you read it? Do you suffer from ADD and have you ever been diagnosed for schizophrenia?

    In conclusion, after having read your drivel – I deem you obtuse.

    Thank you for having taken the time to read my post. And thank you for having taken the time to reply.

    Cheers,

    Wing Chun

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    Drewfloyd

    June 1, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    sonnen’s done, end of story.

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    MD777

    June 2, 2010 at 12:33 am

    Wing Chun were right Sonne has a great chance at it

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    UrHype

    June 2, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Hell Rashad just beat Rampage…..Edgar beat BJ Penn…….Nog IMO got beat by Brilz……who knows now days?
    If I see the fight for free, ok, but no way will I pay anything to see Anderson again. Show me different Silva .

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    Bayouking25

    June 2, 2010 at 1:55 am

    nope. Just hate anderson silva

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    Flip419

    June 2, 2010 at 3:11 am

    No, and I think Chael Sonnen is lil’ bitch -_-

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    doberman

    June 2, 2010 at 5:07 am

    I agree that he has already got under Silvas skin. Now is that a good thing? I doubt it, but part of me is pulling for Sonnen. Really I’d like to see Belfort KO AS down the road though.

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    Ariovistus

    June 2, 2010 at 5:12 am

    This beating is going to be so bad. That you are going to think that Silva is Chael`s angry pimp. Lawrence Taylor style.

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    Rochefort

    June 2, 2010 at 5:39 am

    You’re not typing loud enough!

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Dude are u for freakin real? Do u also believe in the toothfairy and the Easter bunny? have u seen Chael sonnen fight? I like the guy but I love my Silva and what strength does he have over Silva besides trash talk? Silva is being the better man by refusing to stoop to defending Chael’s comments but take a look into Silva’s eyes in that one interview…he has this crazy psycho grin and now Sonnen better hope he’s voted into office and that Silva doesn’t destrot his jaw so he can give his political speeches!

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:45 am

    All I can say is ur name is “BobTheBuilder” I don’t want to know why I hope it isn’t some connotation for ur love of hangin out or lovin’ the kiddies; I hope the name is more cuz your intelligence level appears to be on line with the kiddies…Sonnen is definitely not the man. Go lay some Easter Eggs…they’ll turn to chocoalte and u can eat them…honest…

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:46 am

    Now we actually have someone who is actually a true MMA fan and pays attention to how versed the fighters are! Well said!!

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:47 am

    He isn’t arrogant, just misunderstood…he’s got a weird sense of humour.

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:49 am

    And whatch ya gonna do about it buddy? U wanna teach him a lesson? I am Speaking as someone who trains her ass off and has to put up with people’s dumbass comments regarding it cuz they are too ****in lazy to work out themselves and act like sissy haters. Silva has worked his ass off training and through his dedication…he gets to show off a little…he gets to be proud of himself for where he’s gotten! Fuq off.

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:52 am

    And I just hate u cuz you don’t even know what the hell u are even talking about…it’s so easy for numbnutz like u to spout off at the mouth when u have never stepped into the ring and put your ass on the line or trained for months for a fight. How is it Anderson’s fault he has no true competition yet??And I do not recall him pulling outof any fights for being injured?? You’re a d1nk.

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:55 am

    Dude…you should write an MMA novel cuz it seems u obviously know what the fuq ur talking about….NOT!! WingChun? Do you write on the littel white pieces of paper for fortune cookies cuz u sure now how to babble a bunch of bullsh1t…maybe u should be a ref in the UFC apparently u know way more than anybody…Have u ever seen any of Silva’s fights pre UFC? He can leg triangle people from the defense on the ground that is just one move I’ve seen there are many more…do ur research before u spout off…stick to writing fortunes…those are more believable!

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 5:58 am

    See? My above point on writting fortunes on the little white pieces of paper for fortune cookies has just been proven…listen to how he friggin words things….and u said the other guy had mental conditions? I have a fortune for u: “I see you getting ass kicked severely in future…learn to shut mouth or someone may shut it for you”

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    BabyJai69

    June 2, 2010 at 6:00 am

    And you have a great chance of graduating some day….just keep going to summer school putz

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    Bruce Lee

    June 2, 2010 at 6:10 am

    Not arrogant?!? He got down on his knee in front of Maia and offered his chin!!!

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    Bruce Lee

    June 2, 2010 at 6:12 am

    Whoa. That was way too rude. Go find another website if you can’t be civil.

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    Bruce Lee

    June 2, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Huh. Do you mean he will switch from Verizon to AT&T?

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    Bruce Lee

    June 2, 2010 at 6:18 am

    And…BabyJai69 debates issues like an angry toddler with a hammer.

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    UrHype

    June 2, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Now I wanna see that trick!

    I’ll get rich every Easter weekend!

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    WingChun

    June 2, 2010 at 6:57 am

    English is obviously not your strong suit and why are you so angry? Well, you’re either very angry or the “caps” button on your keyboard is stuck.

    Do you have a word limit as to how much you’re allowed to read, in a day?

    And if what I posted was boring and too long, then why did you read it? Do you suffer from ADD and have you ever been diagnosed for schizophrenia?

    In conclusion, after having read your drivel – I deem you obtuse.

    Thank you for having taken the time to read my post. And thank you for having taken the time to reply.

    Cheers,

    Wing Chun

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    WingChun

    June 2, 2010 at 7:37 am

    From what petri dish were you spewed forth, little girl?

    Another linguistically challenged moron. One devoid of empirical argument and rationale. Or, in more prosaic parlance – a douche bag. Is douche bag a term that you can get your head around? Is that type of language more to your liking – douche bag. The available indicia suggests to any recondite mind that might consider it, that you are probably accustomed to being called a douche bag; nest pas, mon cher?

    Douche bag, you should get off the vicodin/percocet ****tail that you’re on and clear your foggy head. Your posts are the most inane drivel. You seem to be two things: an Anderson Silva sycophant and someone devoid of any analytical skills.

    Tell us, did you graduate beyond grade five or did you have to go work in the mines or the fields, with your “pappy”? Did you have a hog, as a child? Here’s a question, do you have a hog or hogs, now? While you go about your day, does the soundtrack to Deliverance play in your head?

    In conclusion, after having read your tripe – I deem you a gap toothed, slop headed, slow witted, little girl. One who has nothing to add to the general conversation other then her silly jejune, a priori, ad hominem , non-sequitur, pejorative – bullshit. As stated a – douche bag.

    I thank you for having taken the time to read my post. And I also thank you for your (timely) reply.

    Most respectfully,

    Wing Chun

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    ston3pony

    June 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Anderson made a complete ass out of himself because the very civil and respectable Maia apparently disrespected him. Obviously he must be crying himself to sleep at night by comparison with what Chael has to say.

    It’s strategy. If he can get inside Anderson’s head, then that’s an advantage. People who vote no, are completely ignoring everything that has happened.

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    joelsephw420

    June 2, 2010 at 8:26 am

    I think that it is a negative, I don’t think that anybody can get into Silva’s head. Silva is way too confident

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    51JD51

    June 2, 2010 at 8:30 am

    That was my first reaction when the fight was set up but I think Silva has learned from his mistake and will keep his head about him

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    51JD51

    June 2, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Dana is definitely over-hyping Sonnen right now but at the same time Silva hasn’t fought a top level wrestler in the UFC yet and I think it should be an interesting matchuo

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    Joey Santosus

    June 2, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Yea that is what people are missing with their logic on the incident with Maia versus Sonnen’s trash talk…. Silva was offended by another Brazilian breaking that code they seem to have amongst them.

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    Joey Santosus

    June 2, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Hahaha I know!! Which is why it doesnt make since that people blame Silva for Maia’s shortcomings!!

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    Joey Santosus

    June 2, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Maia is Brazilian.

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    nickpeyon

    June 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

    LOL @ people falling for the Chael hype

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    KnockoutKing

    June 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I voted NO because I don’t think Chael will beat Silva, no doubt he has pissed AS off.

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    tapoutkingzsup

    June 2, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    i dont think its possible to get under the spiders skin,do they even have skin?

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    280KgGorilla

    June 2, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Ahhh so that’s why silva was acting like a bitch in the octagon.
    Instead of knocking maia out.

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    sickb

    June 2, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    wtf with this guy and his speaches?

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    pdc666666

    June 2, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Trying to grab hold of Sivla won’t be easy. He’ll be training take down defence and practising staying out of reach of Chaels shot. Don’t forget Silva has perfect timing so Chael’s going to take some damage if he keeps shooting for a leg (or knee). Sonnen was close to being stopped by Marquart in that fight and he’s not as good at striking as Silva. I think it will be a boring fight with Silva dancing around again like a clown.

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    MereDictum

    June 2, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I notice you beat your chest a lot. Very convenient considering this is the internet and you can spout off anonymously. I also see that you have at least twice tried to reference your “training” in an attempt to belittle other members. FYI we don’t give a shit where or even if you train. There are a lot of fighters who post here but you would never know it because they are mature enough to know this is not the place to try and talk about it. You sound like a kid in need of attention. Why dont you go some where else for that.

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    MereDictum

    June 3, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Btw I’m refering to Babyjai

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    Joey Santosus

    June 3, 2010 at 12:56 am

    Wow went right over ur head…. Topic and all.

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    sambo

    June 4, 2010 at 8:01 am

    BabyJai…invest some of your training money in an anger management course.

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    SpiderSilva

    June 15, 2010 at 2:25 am

    That’s what I’m saying, every fighter he thought disrespected him had a long painful trip to the ER and even the nice guys like Forrest, Irvin and Franklin had a nice long conversation with the doctors which I’m sure they don’t remember 90% of. If you have seen the latest videos of Anderson he’s still all smiles and said talk means nothing once that cage door closes because we all know that’s where Anderson does his talking and he’s VERY persuasive

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    MMAfreak95

    July 28, 2010 at 9:10 am

    silva has his record on the line why wouldent he get mad

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