Chael Sonnen Praises Justin Gaethje’s Knockout Power

Justin Gaethje got yet another knockout win. In the main event of UFC Vancouver, Gaethje knocked out Donald Cerrone in the first round to extend his winning streak to three. In his past three wins, he has knocked out his opponent in the first round. He no doubt has tremendous knockout power, but Chael Sonnen […]

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Justin Gaethje got yet another knockout win.

In the main event of UFC Vancouver, Gaethje knocked out Donald Cerrone in the first round to extend his winning streak to three. In his past three wins, he has knocked out his opponent in the first round.

He no doubt has tremendous knockout power, but Chael Sonnen explains why he is able to knock so many people out. That is because Justin Gaethje throws with intention to knock someone out. You rarely see him throw jabs.

“Everything he throws is designed to put you out. He does not come out with a real jab heavy game. He is looking for crosses, hooks, and uppercuts,” Chael Sonnen said on his YouTube channel. “Those are finishing punches. Jabs, are to let you find out where the opponent is, it is a tool for measure.”

With that, every punch he throws has a chance to put your lights out. It happened to James Vick, Edson Barboza, and now Cerrone. All Gaethje needs is one punch and that is because all his punches are thrown with power. Not to find range and keep the fight at a distance like many people do.

Ultimately, Chael Sonnen is very impressed by Justin Gaethje’s power and the way he fights. He says he uses his wrestling as a defensive tactic to keep the fight where he wants it so he can land this hard shots. He needs to close the distance to land these power shots and that is exactly what he does.

Who do you think Justin Gaethje should fight next?

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Chael Sonnen Fears Khabib Nurmagomedov Could Miss Weight For UFC 242

Chael Sonnen believes one bet worth placing ahead of UFC 242 is whether Khabib Nurmagomedov will make weight. Nurmagomedov takes on Dustin Poirier in a lightweight title unification bout in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi this Saturday. “The Eagle” has notably struggled with making 155 pounds in the past, but has […]

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Chael Sonnen believes one bet worth placing ahead of UFC 242 is whether Khabib Nurmagomedov will make weight.

Nurmagomedov takes on Dustin Poirier in a lightweight title unification bout in the main event of UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi this Saturday. “The Eagle” has notably struggled with making 155 pounds in the past, but has made weight for his last three fights.

Layoff A Factor For Nurmagomedov?

However, Sonnen believes his long layoff from UFC 229 which took place in October last year could play a factor this time:

“Not for nothing, guys. If you’re in Vegas, or you got a line on a sportsbook and you want to place some outside action on this fight, you should place it in one place and one place only — Khabib Nurmagomedov to make weight,” Sonnen said in a recent video. “No, I’m not done. Khabib to make weight. That’s the bet right there.

If what I am saying is true, if Khabib has not been training the same because he’s been out for a year, if Khabib lives in Dagestan and trains in San Jose, if he’s got any kind of the rise like everybody else does where when something great happens to him [and thinks] ‘I don’t need to work as hard, and I’ve got this one figured out, and I just beat the biggest star, so beating a guy lower ranked than him that he lost to, I got this all figured out.’ Guys, you’re dealing with a man who’s missed weight one, two, three, four times, while fighting three times a year. How there is no dialogue that we’re going to have some drama getting Khabib to the scale when he hasn’t been in there since 2018. I’m just telling you, it does surprise me.”

If Sonnen’s prediction is correct, that would mean Nurmagomedov would not be eligible to win the title even if he beats Poirier. Such a scenario would also represent a huge headache for the UFC and put the division on hold again.

So for everyone’s sake, let’s hope that Sonnen is wrong.

What do you make of Sonnen’s comments?

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Chael Sonnen Believes Fight Fans Forgot Khabib Isn’t Bulletproof

Fight fans and even media members can get lost in the aura of a fighter, that’s what Chael Sonnen thinks is happening with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is set for a title unification bout this Saturday (Sept. 7). “The Eagle” is t…

Fight fans and even media members can get lost in the aura of a fighter, that’s what Chael Sonnen thinks is happening with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov is set for a title unification bout this Saturday (Sept. 7). “The Eagle” is the UFC lightweight champion, while Poirier holds interim gold. By the end of UFC 242, […]

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Chael Sonnen Blasts Jon Jones: I Rather See You Tweet Lines Than Snort Them

Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones’ rivalry doesn’t appear to be coming to a close anytime soon. Despite locking horns all the way back in 2013, the pair continue to trade barbs with each other even today. However, Sonnen claims he never tries to bury Jones even when talking about him in his videos. “The American […]

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Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones’ rivalry doesn’t appear to be coming to a close anytime soon.

Despite locking horns all the way back in 2013, the pair continue to trade barbs with each other even today. However, Sonnen claims he never tries to bury Jones even when talking about him in his videos.

“The American Gangster” instead believes his words are misinterpreted which leads to Jones hitting back at him on Twitter:

“I never bury Jon Jones — I don’t feel like I bury Jon Jones,” Sonnen said in a recent video (via BJ Penn). “I really don’t. Maybe I’m a little bit rough on Jon. I don’t know about that. I mean, he’s a guy that… Man, that guy’s really good. I guess you would call that a level of respect.

But it seems that every time I do a piece on this, somebody takes a small piece of it and tells Jon what I said and Jon has to go to Twitter, Jon has to type out these lines and show that he’s angry. He does this all the time and I’m like ‘I’m not really sure you heard the piece.’”

That said, Sonnen prefers Jones hitting back at him online rather than getting in trouble outside the Octagon which has been the case in recent years. And so, he decided to end the video with a barb at the light heavyweight champion:

“I can only imagine Jon Jones [gestures] licking the coke off his fingers to type out these lines in 160 characters — and then he wants a response,” Sonnen conlcuded. “Jon, here’s my response. I appreciate you typing out lines, and I’d rather see you type lines than snort them.”

What do you think of Sonnen’s comments towards Jones?

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Chael Sonnen: BJ Penn ‘Dismantling His Own Legacy’ After Street Fight KO

BJ Penn is tarnishing his own legacy by continuing to engage in street fights according to Chael Sonnen. Penn went viral earlier this week after footage showed him getting in a brawl with a civilian in Hawaii. In one of the clips, he was even knocked out cold by the civilian. To make matters worse, […]

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BJ Penn is tarnishing his own legacy by continuing to engage in street fights according to Chael Sonnen.

Penn went viral earlier this week after footage showed him getting in a brawl with a civilian in Hawaii. In one of the clips, he was even knocked out cold by the civilian. To make matters worse, this wasn’t the first instance of him getting into a street fight this year.

Coupled with having the longest losing streak in UFC history, many feel Penn is ruining his own legacy both as a fighter and a person. Sonnen is one of them:

“You have to have some level of respect to the commitment and determination for BJ Penn to dismantle his legacy in such a rapid way,” Sonnen said in a recent video. “You look at BJ, so accomplished, talented, likeable, handsome, memorable, well-known. And to try to undo all of that on his own. Just being out in a bar at 40 years old with children is a little bit weird.

“You’re getting knocked out by a drunk guy with no training. Is there anything that you can do with more of a resilient dedication to tarnishing your own reputation. And you’re getting this from a guy who likes BJ Penn.”

You can see Sonnen’s full reaction below:

Do you agree with Sonnen that Penn is continuing to tarnish his own legacy with incidents like this?

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Chael Sonnen Prefers Jon Jones Type Lines, Not Snort Them

Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones aren’t likely to ever be as cordial as they once were. Sonnen has always been known for his gift of gab. That’s why many were surprised when “The American Gangster” got chummy with Jones ahead of their…

Chael Sonnen and Jon Jones aren’t likely to ever be as cordial as they once were. Sonnen has always been known for his gift of gab. That’s why many were surprised when “The American Gangster” got chummy with Jones ahead of their April 2013 UFC light heavyweight title clash. Fast forward to 2019 and the […]

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