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Matt Lindland: “I’ve Got a Game Plan for Chael to Finish Anderson Before the End of the Third Round”

(Step one: Sneak up on him very quietly.)

Our buddy Jonathan Shrager published a must-read interview with Matt Lindland on Bleacher Report yesterday, in which “The Law” discusses his feud with Dan Henderson, the movie Vision Quest, his Libertarian political beliefs, what it’s like to have a beer with Chael Sonnen, and much more. This little exchange stood out in particular:

BLEACHER REPORT: You’ve gone on record as stating that Anderson Silva is already attempting to shirk Chael. If the fight eventually materialises, how would Chael fare in the rematch?
MATT LINDLAND: I think the rematch would look just like the first one, except I’ve got a game plan for Chael to finish him before the end of the third round. So, yeah it’ll look similar to their first encounter, but with some additional techniques and strategy, it won’t make it to the championship rounds.

Would these additional techniques involve wrestling submission holds or BJJ?
BJJ submissions? We are not Brazilians. We are Americans. You understand that right? Why would we be working BJJ? We do not employ BJJ. We employ American wrestling submissions.

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Todd M- October 19, 2011 at 10:39 pm
^ LOL Gold
boush- October 19, 2011 at 10:00 am
Dey tuk our holds
donnadon- October 19, 2011 at 6:49 am
Matt is my favorite champion
darllc- October 19, 2011 at 6:28 am
help save the planet by recycling
your surplus electronics.
Me likey- October 19, 2011 at 5:24 am
wow, i didn't know sloth from goonies was racist.
Deal_the_Seal- October 19, 2011 at 4:32 am
And we don't use Muay Thai. It's Muay America.
Todd M- October 18, 2011 at 10:24 pm
@ Skeletor funny shit man, but you left out Lindlands favourite toy the 'Merican Tickler'
mgunn- October 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm
That explains the use of steroids... American wrestling... and look at Chael's back, full of acne, typical of steroid use (as well as his jaw, aggression, etc. Just google Maia vs Sonnen to see what he looked like before roids)
madcowboy- October 18, 2011 at 7:11 pm
Here we go, we got another Steven Seagal calling all the shots, planning the secret moves. Only difference is Seagal actually was credited with helping some real title holders ex. machida,silva, ect Matt you are officialy an A$$ clown.
SKK BB- October 18, 2011 at 6:22 pm
i had a feeling lindland was a fool. now we know for sure. what a tool. have fun with your plan man. and, in like 4 months, you can let er' rip and fael will use good ol' merican wrestling submissions on the brazilian. that must be why fael tapped last time. you didn't create a plan. now you got one! you can totally win!
Gobbleston- October 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm
The America-na - Durr
ArmFarmer- October 18, 2011 at 3:22 pm
Also, in wrestling you can't tap out. When you get someone in a wrestling submission it's actually a pin, so unless you get their shoulders flat on the mat all they can do is scream. I always think people are pussies for tapping out to neck cranks because you would be laughed off the team if you gave up from a crossface in wrestling. Twisters are a bitch because you can't really get their back flat with them so you just have to suffer through those. Sometimes the ref will call the pin out of pitty.
ArmFarmer- October 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm
There are many american wrestling submissions. The guillotine aka twister, the power crossface aka neck crank, the banana split, and a good deal more that I can't name off the top of my head. That said, most of them require you to have your opponents back and are completely ineffective when they are belly up, which is why you rarely see them in mma or bjj. Wrestling is a different ball game because you're suppose to give up your back when you go down, otherwise you are getting pinned. This explanation doesn't make Lindlands comments any less retarded, by the way.
Pen Fifteen- October 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm
Sounds like we can expect to see Chael dropping back for a figure-four leglock attempt if he gets Silva on his back again. I heard they've also brought in their own Steven Seagal figure: Bob Backlund. No way the Brazilians have developed a counter to the Chicken Wing.
zhmmoo- October 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm
good sex service in
skeletor- October 18, 2011 at 1:45 pm
He's anything if not consistent. All of Matt's favorite things are Merican!
Freedom Fries, Liberty Toast, American Kissing, Three Way Sex, Victory Cabbage, Northern American Ham
Thesa are the types things Matt Lindland loves and is willing to die for.
rampageisgod- October 18, 2011 at 1:42 pm
I wish the fight was going down tonight. I don't think I'll be able to stand all the bullshit that'll come from Fael's camp. Not to mention all of his nuthuggers that eat it up.
MrBlondeSL- October 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm
A libertarian running under the guise as GOP what a surprise. And not being a smartass but can someone tell me a few american submissions?
Jackal- October 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm
"BJJ submissions? We are not Brazilians. We are Americans. You understand that right? Why would we be working BJJ? We do not employ BJJ. We employ American wrestling submissions." Dude is as bad as Tito. American submissions work ALL the time, right? STFU dude. Only an ignorant, broke-ass degenerate from middle america would say some racist sh!t like that. Every martial artist with any respect from the game practices techniques from around the world. Crawl in a corner and die on chaels balls.

Everyone has a game plan to finish Silva, funny how it never materializes. Stop replacing hormones and admit you're a bitch.
danomite- October 18, 2011 at 1:14 pm
rampageisgod- October 18, 2011 at 12:41 pm
Fael has no chance with fags like this on his side. The universe can handle only so much douchebaggery before it lashes out.
intercept440- October 18, 2011 at 12:20 pm
wasn't lindland the one who stole some weed from someone else a while back or something like that???
Ellipsoidal- October 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm
We all knew Matt Lindland was a little stupid, or at least dangerously clumsy, but this, "we don't use no ferener martial arts 'round here", bullshit is on a completely separate plane. They're going to have part ways a bit with American Exceptionalism, unless they're fine with Chael continuing to be UFC champ exclusively in his own mental realm where triangles don't exist.
rngeorgeh- October 18, 2011 at 12:13 pm
Hopefully it's better than the plan he had for Okami vs. Silva...
Get Off Me- October 18, 2011 at 12:09 pm
I wonder if Matt had a gameplan against Robbie Lawler or Vitor or....catch my drift...ha! Matt Linland's talking smack too.
Perhaps the gameplan should involve not being submitted.