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That's because Sonnen has the ability to out-wrestle just about anyone in the 185-pound weight class and as he's shown in recent fights, keep them there with a good degree of success.
But even if he gets dominated for a majority of the fights, Stann tells MMA Nation he only needs the last five seconds to turn it around:
"I think people are underestimating me. I'm a difficult guy to wrestle to the ground. I'm also a difficult guy to hold on the ground. Chael's the best at doing those things so we're gonna find out quickly. People forget that I train with the best guys in the world. Obviously, I wouldn't be confident if I was losing every single second of every day at the gym. I'm training with a lot of good guys and having success there. I feel good coming in here. The other thing I know with my heart is that any of my punches or kicks can completely turn a fight around. I don't care if I lose 14:55 seconds of the fight, I still have five seconds to knock him out and finish him. That's gonna be my mind set going in. I'm gonna focus on what I'm gonna do to him."
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