Quote Originally Posted by MetsFan View Post
I was glad that Chael won but disappointed in his performance. Filho pretty much gave him that fight, barely engaging on the feet and trying every opportunity to just flop on his back and steal a submission. I don't understand why Chael was throwing pitty-pat punches the whole fight like he was practically shadow-boxing and stood over him for so long tapping him on the butt with his foot. He clearly won the fight but in large part because Filho did nothing more than show up.
I have no problem with Sonnen strategy. He was clearly winning aginst a fighter that was regarded by many as the 2nd middle weight in the world.
He was too aggressive last time and he got caught and wasn't going to make that mistake again.

I am of the opinion that fighter should worry about winning first and putting on a show 2nd. Filho was not even trying to win.