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Monday, 04/22/2013, 07:08 pm

Chael Sonnen Ranks Jon Jones as “Considerably Better” Than Anderson Silva


During a pre-UFC 159 conference call Monday, Chael Sonnen resumed a familiar tune by once again belittling UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva.  During the call, Sonnen insisted that his upcoming opponent, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, is a better fighter than Silva.


“I don’t think they’re close,” Sonnen remarked about the two champions.  “I think Jones is considerably better than Anderson.”


Anderson Silva, of course, holds two victories over Chael Sonnen.  The first was a fifth round submission victory via triangle choke in what was one of the best comebacks in combat sports; the second was a second round TKO from a knee and punches.  In both fights, however, Chael Sonnen demonstrated top-level wrestling and even striking that allowed him to control Anderson Silva like no one has before or since.


Seemingly ignoring the outcomes, Sonnen insists that these two fights were victories.  He asserted during the call, “I stomped that guy, and you can pick up his little arm as many times as you want and call him the winner, but the fact is that I whipped his ass for 30 minutes.  He got to jump on me for less than 30 seconds.  He never knocked me down.  I fell down.  They say Anderson’s the best pound-for-pound.  He’s not the best round-for-round…  I doubt anyone on this call even has a 10-8 round.  I have three of them.  They’re all against Anderson Silva.  So, if you think Jon and Anderson are even close, I will run through Jon because I ran through Anderson.”


Marking his first fight at light heavyweight a number of years, many have questioned Chael’s immediate shot at the 205 lb belt.  Sonnen insisted that his performances against Anderson Silva warrant this Saturday’s title shot.


“Sometimes I hear that I don’t deserve this fight, or that I’m not the right guy.  But then I hear that Anderson can beat [Jones].  You’ve got to be kidding me.  I stomped Anderson Silva, twice.”


Of course, Chael Sonnen’s brash statements are only logical.  If he defeats Jon Jones on Saturday, these comparisons will serve to aggrandize the feat of winning.  If Jones wins, then Sonnen will take a loss to a fighter he says is better than the man almost everyone believes is the best in the world.


UFC 159 airs live on Pay Per View this Saturday, April 27 at 7pm PT.


30 Responses to “Chael Sonnen Ranks Jon Jones as “Considerably Better” Than Anderson Silva”

  1. Ddddddd says:

    There he goes in everyone’s head again racing through our brains. I swear I believe he should be our ambassador too North Korea.

  2. Kingsforge says:

    I really hope he gets knocked out. About a quarter of the things he says are funny, the rest is just pure crap.

  3. 757 says:


  4. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    ^^All caps dude?!..Sonnen is a fukcing beast and anybody who disagrees is just butthurt over how he treated their idol. Not only did he make Silva lose his composure, but he beat him up like he needs to be. He also showed the blueprint to take Silva out. Weidman will out Sonnen Silva and send him home. You may not like Sonnen’s razor wit approach, but he knows how to put it to these guys. Whether you like it or not, the only reason that people like to watch him is too see him BEAT SILVA and now Beat Jones. They may or may not believe he can, but the vast majority WANT TO SEE it happen!!

    • GRT 3000 says:

      ^^trolling church fatty. how’s the American dream treatin’ yah? any hate bombs going off in your neighborhood lately?

      • Gargoyle Wrestling says:

        You are just butthurt cuz your boyfriend got beat up and will get beat up.. It’s funny how the ones (you) whining about trolling IS THE BUGGEST TROLL on I’m dreamin’ of you getting saved!!!

        • GRT 3000 says:

          I’m sure I am in your dreams church fatty…

          & you can follow your hero Sonnen over to WWE after JBJ makes a joke out of him…where clowns like you belong. KABOOM!

  5. ManGoLan says:

    I recall he lost both matches to Anderson Silva so u need to stop feeling so pittyfull n just realize that he’s not the man!! These matches are about the win, not how many rounds u win unless it goes to decision!!!

  6. AJ says:

    Of course Sonnen ranks Jones higher, Sonnen pummeled Silva for 30 minutes. Doesn’t matter, Silva won’t fight GSP or Jones. Like Fedor, he is to busy hiding behind his legacy to take a real fight.

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