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Sonnen: If Silva beats Weidman he is the GOAT


“You don’t have to look too far to see Chris Weidman has the exact skill set to beat Anderson Silva, and he’s also got it upstairs,” said Sonnen. “He wants this fight. He has a better top game, at least submission wise, than I do. I was able to have some success for several minutes with Anderson from that position. Weidman’s going to get on top, he needs this, he’s never tasted defeat. Let’s also understand, if Anderson Silva wins this fight, the debate ends—he is the best fighter of all time.”

Chael P. Sonnen took to his gig as a FUEL TV commentator to discuss the upcoming title fight between his former foe, Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

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92 Comments to Sonnen: If Silva beats Weidman he is the GOAT

  1. ThaGreenBandit says:

    You’re late to the party, bro. The debate ended long ago…

  2. So complicated a topic, says:

    that defining and comparing each fighter to the definition would be impossible.
    First of all, who would be considered:
    Anderson Silva, GSP, Jon Jones…any other fighter? Then, gauge the level of competition for each. Then gauge how well they fought each…To quantify would be too difficult.
    So you go to the subjective-ness of each fighter-the fighter that just out right impresses. All three impress, just in different ways. So you gotta define that also….

    ahhhh, see how convoluted it gets???!!!

    • Guss says:

      Not so difficult. If you look at duration (full fight career, not just UFC), wins vs losses, finishes, level of competition, and manner of how they’ve won. Silva does stand out among GSP and Jones.

      However, with Jones and St.Pierre still in their prime, and if they continue to dominate, it’s not hard to fathom that over time (after Silva retires), they can take over that recognition.

  3. Dan Jenkins says:

    That’s all Anderson needed was Chael’s approval now he can retire truly knowing he is the greatest.

  4. GRT 3000 says:

    what a shitbox – …thinks his stamp of approval actually means anything. this big mouth WWE type has no credibility…he’s merely a UFC side show, which imo weakens the credibility of the entire company.

  5. Jujitsu Player says:

    It’s not complicated, and the outcome of the fight is immaterial Silva IS the best of all time. End of.

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