Guess What? Chael Sonnenís Camp is Appealing the Outcome of the
Well, that didnít take long.
After appearing genuinely humbled after losing the second round his middleweight title fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 148, none of us were buying the idea that Chael Sonnen had been humbled by the loss and accepted the outcome. For starters, we literally saw the exact same thing happen after UFC 117. On top of that, since Saturday night there have been countless debates both on and offline over vaseline, shorts-grabbing and Ďillegalí knees that potentially cost Chael P. Sonnen a victory against
Earlier today, it was reported that Chael Sonnenís camp filed an appeal with the Nevada Athletic Commission to overturn the result of the his bout against
ďScott McQuarry, the head coach of Chael Sonnen, says theyíve started the process to file an appeal with Keith Kizer and the Nevada Athletic Commission. They believe the knee
Before we get back to Illegal-Kneegate, it already appears that after talking to NSAC officials, Sonnenís coaches have already scrapped the initial plan. Instead, it looks like Sonnen will just stick with appealing to both the fans and Dana White for a third match against ďThe Spider.Ē Considering that NSAC Head Keith Kizer had no idea what the legal basis of an appeal would be, thatís probably for the best.
For a guy who complains about wasteful government spending, Chael Sonnen and company almost wasted a lot of money on a frivolous hearing.
Back to Illegal-Kneegate: The perceived illegal intent of the knee in question is not in any way, shape or form relevant, so letís not even have that debate. The vaseline (that was wiped off of Silva immediately, mind you) didnít seem to prevent Sonnen from taking down Silva in the first round, so how about we end that debate too? As for the shorts-grabbing, Silva was warned about it during the fight and Sonnen admitted after the fight to grabbing Silvaís shorts as well. If you wanted Yves Lavigne to separate the fighters and deduct a point from Silva, then kindly refrain from explaining how that would have prevented Chael Sonnenís boneheaded decision to attempt a spinning backfist, allowing
As numerous fans, pundits and members of our comments section have already pointed out, this is just another instance of Chael Sonnen being his own worst enemy. He has now lost two fights against
And on that note, I offer one final picture of the knee. You may now resume your debate. Keep it civil, you guys.