Chael Sonnen earns his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt

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  1. TMA17

    TMA17 Black Belt

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    Didn't he used to talk down about BJJ? I guess he realized he needed it despite his great wrestling ability. Wreslters can't always finish the job. Does Khabib know any BJJ?

    BJJ is the perfect add-on to wrestling.

    Chael Sonnen earns his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt | BJPenn.com
     
  2. Tony Dismukes

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    Chael only trash-talked BJJ for the same reason he trash-talked his opponents. It was part of a persona he put on to promote fights and thereby earn more money. I don’t care for that sort of approach, but it worked out pretty well for him financially.
     
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    He's always done Bjj....his trash talk is wwe level of fake. Though I'm not exactly sure how you can give a guy with terrible submission defence a black belt but cool I guess
     
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    Ah ok. I didin't know that. I wasn't too familiar with him.
     
  5. JR 137

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    I have no idea who he is, so I’m going out on a limb here...
    “Terrible submission defense” against who? Elite MMA pro fighters and/or legends of BJJ or against 99.9% of the real BJJ population who are normal everyday guys?
     
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    Tony Dismukes MT Moderator Staff Member

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    The first. I very much doubt I’d have much luck catching him in anything.
     
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    Steve Mostly Harmless

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    He trains under Fabiano scherner who is a giant.
     
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    I figured as much. So a guy who can go to practically any BJJ school and dominate practically any black belt there doesn’t deserve a black belt because his submission defense against the top 0.1% of the BJJ population is suspect.

    Ok.
     
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    I think you should go tell Fabiano that he’s sandbagging his guys. Lol.
     
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