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UFC Fight Night | Chael Sonnen for the win!

Talk like a gangster. Fight like a boss. Win like a champion.
That's exactly what Chael Sonnen did in UFC Fight Night 26, when he beat Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua with a first round submission.

In front of more than 12,000 fans in Boston's TD Garden, Sonnen proved that there's more to his trash-talking and unpredictable shticks. Using his impressive wrestling skills, he took Rua down early on in the round, and they pretty much stayed on the mat the entire time.

Rua, a former light heavyweight champion, managed to defend himself and got back on his feet. And just when you thought the odds have turned in favor of the Brazilian, the American Gangster got a standing guillotine, brought it down, and locked it tight. And at 4:47 of the first round, Rua (who happens to be a black belter in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), tapped out.
Photo credit: Jared Wickerham / Zuffa LLC
After the fight, Sonnen dedicated his win to his grandmother, to his friend Alaina, and to all cancer patients and survivors. Of course, no interview would be complete without his witty remarks, and this time he picked on another Brazilian. "Wanderlei Silva. 6 feet tall and 205 pounds, but until I met you, I didn't know they could stack crap that high," said Sonnen, quipping a line from Full Metal Jacket.

He was a bit 'tamer' however, in the post-fight press conference. When asked how he felt about snapping his two-fight losing streak, Sonnen answered, "It feels good because it's Shogun."

Check out the pink ribbon!
Originally posted on my Instagram. :)
He went on by saying, "The guy's a former world champion. He's going to be in the Hall of Fame. He's beaten [Chuck] Liddell. He's beaten Forrest Griffin. He's beaten [Lyoto] Machida. He's beaten all these guys. He's beaten guys I've known and looked up to, from the Kevin Randlemans and Mark Colemans of the world. So yeah, it feels good."

And boy, do I feel good.
And why not? I am perhaps the biggest Chael Sonnen fan in this country, if not the world. So yeah, my happiness is beyond the stars.

Congrats Chael Sonnen!
And to all the other winners in UFC Fight Night 26 - Travis Browne, Urijah Faber, Matt Brown - kudos to you, too! You've all made me a happy fangirl. :)

12 replies:

Franc said...

The good part about UFC is anything can happen anytime especially when it comes to submission finishes.

Yette said...

You and my bro will have tons of stuff to talk about when it comes to UFC. He loves watching this and I can't even bare to look at our screen. I admire you for writing such posts. :)

Czjai said...

I agree, Franc! Anything can happen in the Octagon. :)

Thanks, Yette! I'm probably the only blogger in our group who dares to write about stuff like these, haha!

Unknown said...

UFC is rough and exciting! I need to watch more often so I know who these guys are! :)

MikiHope said...

I have never been into watching sports of any kind--not that my Dad didn't try to get me interested in watching baseball with him--just isn't me. I am happy for you that the person you wanted to win won-and I think more of him cause he is wearing a pink ribbon!

Lexie Lane said...

wow! You're really into this. Only reason I know about any of this is because my brother won't stop talking about it! Thanks for the highlight! I'll definitely show him this!

Rhea Bue | Styles and Writes said...

wow! you watch UFC pala sis? :D I used to watch UFC nung nasa Zamboanga pa ako kase I'd usually watch it together with my dad or bf :D

Czjai said...

Hi Rhea! Big, big fan of the UFC - and Chael Sonnen and Georges St. Pierre in particular. Won't miss an event for the world, haha!

The Mommy Roves said...

nakakagulat ang mga girls na UFC fans :D hihi nakaktuwa! ako when the fiance watches UFC sleep nalang ako :p lol

ReviewsSheRote said...

Congratulations to your favoriate---sorry I really know NOTHING about UFC but I know how happy one feels when their team or favorite athlete does a spectacular job!

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

am a big mixed martial arts fan and would be more glad if you could share the video link of this match to watch.

Woman Tribune said...

I never watched UFC until my fiance introduced me to it. He isn't a huge fan but likes to watch when it's on and I have really come to respect UFC as the difficult, competitive sport it is.