Chael Sonnen’s cheeky romp through the Forbidden City ended as all cartoon strips with morality tales do: with sudden comeuppance – in this case a choke to ye ol’ windpipe and intimations of a near death experience. Sounds familiar? Well it should because the plot is as old as classic fable.
The ultimate bottomline is that UFC 117 surprised the hell out of everyone. And its end, sudden and surreptitious, caught even Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg off guard. The explosive reaction that reverbrated worldwide was right up there with the storied endings of famous fights since the beginning of MMA. (Shades of Werdum vs Fedor or Lesnar vs Carwin anyone?) Continue reading