(Props: Aaron Tru)
UFC light heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes, his spiritual leader Eddie Bravo and middleweight light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen should just go ahead and form a trolling-themed old-school pro wrestling stable with one another already. Chael’s verbal and written nonsense are well documented, as is Bravo’s weed-induced outlandish comedy/self-promotion.
For his part, Vinny has shown every indication that he’s learned a lot from both of them after studying Jiu Jitsu with Bravo and being in camp with Chael. The Brazilian is no stranger to going on The Underground and writing attention-grabbing posts that are often tongue in cheek.
Ahead of helping Sonnen prepare for his recently announced April title fight against Jon Jones, however, Vinny has turned up the troll volume. In a recent interview with Aaron Tru, Vinny managed to insult Jones and Vitor Belfort, as well as back down from a recent twitter request of his to fight Phil Davis. Check out Tru’s video interview for the Davis back-tracking and more. Here’s a choice nugget where Magalhaes professes his undying faith in Chael Sonnen’s submission abilities (?):
“After watching Jon’s last fight I could just tell Chael to pull guard and he’s going to be likely to submit Jones,” Vinny told Tru.
“Jones, I don’t know. I’m not going to disrespect the guy. He’s got an excellent over all game. Incredible athlete. He’s super young so he can get better…but his ground, in his last fight, was a little suspect. He got caught in an arm bar by a guy who is not known for having great Jiu Jitsu for MMA…I don’t think Jones has that kind of guard, to handle a guy with an incredible guard.”
That may be the case but we’re not sure what fighters with “incredible guards” have to do with Chael Sonnen unless we’re talking about the scores of people who have them and have submitted Sonnen off of their backs.
What do you think, ‘taters?
Has Chael Sonnen been hiding an amazing guard game behind his sub-par submission defense all of these years?