“Your brother’s been in there with Georges St-Pierre. I fought Anderson Silva before and I’ve worked out with Georges St-Pierre and I had a much harder time with St-Pierre. That was my experience. Styles come into it, but St-Pierre was far superior of an athlete and a fighter. I think your brother has been in harder fights. I guess that’s my point and I think that’s going to help him. I don’t think he knows that. I don’t think he’s going to realize that until a few minutes out there. Anderson Silva is very good, this is not meant to be a knock on Anderson Silva. He is not as good as they say he is. That’s also a true statement. When guys go out there and fight him they will come away with that opinion.”
“Everybody calls me before they fight Anderson Silva. I tell them, ‘The guy’s a good fighter’ all that nice stuff, He’s not near as good as they say he is. He’s not near as good as they will tell you that he is. If you go out there and waste half of the fight before you realize that, like what Demian Maia did, you’re not going to be able to beat him in a decision.”
“I don’t mean to bash Anderson Silva. I think the guy’s fantastic. All I’m saying is he’s not as good as they say he is. If you’re going to call a guy the greatest of all time, you need to be real careful with that dialogue.”
In the latest edition of “You’re Welcome With Chael Sonnen”, Chael Sonnen discussed the upcoming Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva fight, with Nick’s younger brother, Nate Diaz.
Sonnen, fought and lost to Anderson Silva twice in his career.