Newly signed to the UFC, BJJ gold medalist Vinny Magalhaes is a ‘secret weapon’ coach to many of the top fighters in the UFC today. Of those fighter includes Chael P. Sonnen. As Magalhaes has claimed in the past, Sonnen has the submission game to submit a champion.
“After watching Jon’s last fight, I could just tell Chael to pull guard and he’s likely to submit Jones. I don’t know, I’m not going to disrespect the guy. He has an excellent overall game, incredible athlete. He’s super young so he can get better in everything else. But his ground in his last fight was a little suspect. He got caught in an armbar by a guy who is not known for having great jiu-jitsu for MMA, even though Vitor’s a black belt, he’s not known for having great jiu-jitsu for MMA. And especially getting somebody in the submission off his back, it made things even more unbelievable.