Thursday, January 12, 2012
CHAEL SONNEN TALKIN' SOME SERIOUS ONE-UPPING.
Despite being often times nuts and a kind of an egomaniacal windbag, Chael Sonnen is super legit. The dude has real NCAA wrestling pedigree (2 X national champ out of University of Oregon). That shouldn't be any real news to you anyone who follows MMA (on the side, of course, when they're not training and studying their BJJ craft).
Chael knows something about winning too. He does it a lot in MMA and did so as a wrestler as well. Check out Chael motivating some young wrestlers on the concept of matching an opponents intensity (via Flowrestling.org). This concept is super critical in BJJ and something we've always stressed here. We've even taken some criticism for encouraging grapplers to employ maximum effort and intensity. We still stand behind it and believe you need to train and compete with this attitude in order to maximize your potential (for sport or self defense). You're preachin' to DSTRYR/SG choir, Chael.