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Brian Stann: No one wants to fight Chael Sonnen





<!-- USAtoday did a very interesting interview with and I thought this was the most interesting part of it

Q: Chael Sonnen will be the highest-ranked opponent you've fought so far. What does it say about your development as a fighter? Stann: I definitely take it as a compliment. It's a great challenge. I think they were having a hard time finding anybody to fight Chael, to be quite honest with you. I think he had a lot of people he wanted to fight; nobody would fight him. Regardless of what people want to say about him, people can't deny the guy's record, what he's been able to do. So when they called me and told me that's who I was fighting next, I looked at it as a huge opportunity
Now Chael Sonnen has claimed this many times, but it is very intersting to hear a guy isn't Chael Sonnen saying the exact same things Chael does. He goes onto say
He does a great job of putting people in the positions where he is very dominant, by using a very high-tempo striking game and world-class wrestling. It's very difficult for people to overcome. In all honesty, I haven't seen anyone really overcome it. Even in the fights he loses, he's normally winning the bout, and if he does lose it, it's usually because he got caught with a submission while he was executing his game plan. It's a very difficult fight for anybody to take. Especially after seeing what he's done in his last three or four fights, I don't think anybody wanted to take that chance. He's only lost once in his career by decision. He's never been knocked out. All his other defeats come from submissions, but submissions where he was actually winning the fight at the time.
Over all it's an awesome article, and I would suggest reading the rest of it here. http://www.usatoday.com/sports/mma/post/2011-10-03/brian-stann-interview/550111/1 -->

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