If you listen to Chael Sonnen he’ll tell you he doesn’t use Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In a 2010 interview he was quoted as saying, “Even if I thought I could get a submission I’m not laying underneath a grown man with my legs spread on worldwide T.V. Some guys subscribe to that theory but I am a Republican and we don’t do that.”
Of course everyone should know at this stage that you can’t always believe what comes out of the outspoken fighter’s mouth, and that’s certainly true of the above quote as during his victory over Brian Stann at UFC 136 last weekend he showed that he does in fact have a solid BJJ game.
In the latest in a regular series of videos breaking down the use of BJJ in big UFC fights Ryron and Rener Gracie take a closer look at exactly what Sonnen was doing during the fight, including a full examination of his fight ending ‘arm triangle’ submission, along with the various other transitions and guard passes he performed.
Check it out below.