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Classic Fight: Chael Sonnen vs. Forrest Griffin IFC: Global Domination

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Long before either man ever competed in the UFC’s Octagon, Chael Sonnen and Forrest Griffin fought each other in the opening round of the IFC: Global Domination light heavyweight tournament.

Fighting a class above his usual middleweight division, Chael who competed in the tourney at his walking around weight of 197 lbs, was unable to contend with the strength advantage and the ground game of Griffin, succumbing to a triangle in the opening frame.

The fight was the ninth in Griffin’s young MMA career, which already included wins over Jeff Monson, Travis Fulton and a decision loss to Dan Severn, and Sonnen’s ninth, including a win over future Team Quest team mate Jason Miller, a loss to Trevor Prangley and a draw with Akihiro Gono.

Griffin went on to the second round of the one-day tournament and was beaten by head kick knockout by submission specialist Jeremy Horn, who was fighting in his eightieth MMA bout at the time.

If MMA math means anything to today’s fighting landscape, Griffin was beaten handily at UFC 101 by natural middleweight Anderson Silva, who will defend his UFC 185-pound title against Sonnen at UFC 117 August 7.

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JoseMonkey- July 23, 2010 at 9:59 am
Weird - this post's text and video are identical to this post on this other site:


The dates seem to indicate that the person over at mixfight lifted it from CP, but there's no credit or link. The inline links to CP articles also suggest it's a CP post originally.
macreadysshack- July 23, 2010 at 9:04 am
@BossNasty If you'd take a break from being a complete dickhead for a moment, you'd realize that the author, or whoever, fixed that shit by the time you read it. Genius.

BossNasty- July 23, 2010 at 7:52 am
Has sonnen ever held a belt?

Has he even fought for a belt?

@ the dirty jay

The article says he lost by decision to dan severn genius.

Mofo- July 23, 2010 at 6:23 am
Andy Silva pulled Matrix bullet time on Forrest's "amazing hand speed"
Cage Rage- July 23, 2010 at 6:16 am
chael has the same boring idea in every fight .Forrest has improved by miles in comparison
Cage Rage- July 23, 2010 at 6:13 am
wtf my commet might be spam I never comment because it takes 15 damn mins
Mofo- July 23, 2010 at 6:12 am

I think CP thinks that if you never sign the articles, no-one will notice that Ben left.

Of course, given the abuse handed out on this thread, the writers probly just want to avoid the keyboard warrior lynch mob.
Mofo- July 23, 2010 at 6:07 am
"Doesn't need it! Doesn't need it!"

What a fuckin moron announcer. Sonnen doesn't need to pass guard? He's just that good? Jackass.

Forest proved why you need to pass guard.

And even if you don't get sub'd in guard, if you don't pass you give us Lawal-Mousasi, a fight which suddenly made me hate two of my favorite fighters.
BuckWild- July 23, 2010 at 3:08 am
With all of those fights under Horns belt, I wonder how he likes his eggs? Scrambled probably.
Steffmeister- July 23, 2010 at 1:12 am
1. I hate Sonnens boring style.
2. What's up with CP's Anonymousity? Make it a rule to put a name to each and every article.
Charming Charlie- July 23, 2010 at 12:46 am
You guys are missing the most shocking part of the whole article. How the fuck did Jeremy Horn only have eighteen fights in the early stages of Griffin's career? Doing some math since you suggested it, that means Horn has fought almost 80 fights in less than a decade.

According to Wikipedia Horn was 64–11–4 when he fought Griffin.
fatbellyfrank- July 22, 2010 at 11:59 pm
@Aussiepride3900, it's comments like yours that make me love this site even more! and the article is obviously connecting Sonnen getting his ass whooped by Fogriff, to the absolute prison rape he's gonna get from Mr Bojangles
Sakuraba3900- July 22, 2010 at 10:10 pm
a-bomb- July 22, 2010 at 9:43 pm
just cause you have takedowns doesn't mean you're a well rounded ground fighter, if forrest can tap him in under three minutes then how fast could the spider do it.
jimbonics- July 22, 2010 at 9:29 pm
God Bless Jeremy Horn.
2DaDeath- July 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm
What the fuck is going on here? I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!

That was literally the shittiest article I've ever read on CP!

And that last paragraph... how the hell are you gonna talk about MMA math and then say Sonnen v. Silva is gonna be at UFC 17? I get it's a typo, btw.

Null Kuhl- July 22, 2010 at 8:22 pm
I agree with everyone else. Worst. CP. Article. EVAR!
BackbaconBilly- July 22, 2010 at 7:36 pm
@Forehead vein...Yep, my man Fedor, LOL
LAS- July 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm
I was about to post something about Chael Sonnen's dogshit submission defense, but Krmt beat me to it.
KrmtDfrog- July 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm
Sonnen losing via submission? NO FUCKING WAY
Forehead Vein- July 22, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Fedor reference? hahaha
DangadaDang- July 22, 2010 at 6:58 pm

You're right. I'm the last one to ever critique CP articles but Jesus, pretty much everything about this article is wrong. Either someone's been hacking into the site or this new editor is sleeping on the job.