Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 7/9/12
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While Chael Sonnen (Pictured) didn’t seem bothered with the alleged illegal knee middleweight champion Anderson Silva unleashed on him at UFC 148, Sonnen’s head trainer is submitting an appeal with the Nevada State Athletic Commission regarding the vicious strike that lead directly to his client’s defeat. ”Chael’s not the kind of guy who likes to complain after a fight,” Scott McQuarry told BleacherReport. “I felt I needed to take this action to protect him. At the point of impact, Anderson had his hand locked in the cage and his feet left the ground. We believe his intentions were clear. “We started the process of filing a complaint with the Nevada Athletic Commission. We believe the knee that Anderson Silva threw was illegal with the clear intent to strike the face. And it did in fact connect with the face. Chael bit his tongue and needed eight stitches.” After planting Silva on his back for the entire opening round, Sonnen’s early takedown attempts were thwarted in the second s...
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