Sonnen: If Silva beats Weidman, he's the GOAT


During Tuesday's broadcast of UFC Tonight, Chael Sonnen weighed in on Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman, which takes place at UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman on July 6 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"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."

So who do you think is the GOAT? And if Silva beats Weidman, does it change your mind?


Transcription courtesy of BleacherReport


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Boobiemiles1986 site profile image  

6/20/13 4:05 PM by Boobiemiles1986   for the love of god ..,

fightharder site profile image  

6/20/13 4:02 PM by fightharder

Uugh not really.. Biut Chael definity needs him

DatSpider site profile image  

6/20/13 12:54 PM by DatSpider

Bigwords coming from Sonnen...considering he's always picked Anderson's opponents lol

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

6/20/13 12:27 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

He is the best.Sonnen as a senile old man is either going to be amazing or frightening.I could see him double-legging kids in the local park with sagging pants, yelling something about "pinkos" and "Lindland".

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

6/20/13 12:27 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

As in, "Anderson Silva is the best."Not Chael.

Johnny D site profile image  

6/20/13 12:13 PM by Johnny D

Good observation, very well said.

MuchRespec' site profile image  

6/20/13 12:12 PM by MuchRespec'

Nice breakdown MattyECB.

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6/20/13 12:09 PM by inf0

he was GOAT long before fighting Chael even    

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6/20/13 12:08 PM by Bloody Pregnancy Fluids

HE IS ALREADY THE GOAT. Get real son ! (nen)

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6/20/13 12:00 PM by MattyECB

+1, I hope AS wins for his legacy, but I want Weidman to put him in danger, and I know he's one of the better candidates to do so in a while. There's Fedor style GOAT-ness -- Be so friggen well rounded, you destroy everyone at THEIR STRONGEST game / stongest skillsThen GSP style GOAT-ness -- Be so well rounded and a master at controlling which phase the fight occurs so you drag people into THEIR WEAKEST area.Then there's AS style GOAT-ness -- Be freakishly talented at one aspect of the game and skilled enough to keep the fight there. You obliterate people where YOUR STRONGEST game is, regardless of what their skill set is. Obviously AS is supremely talented in all aspects of MMA, but you see these tendencies pretty clearly, his other skills are ancillary to his matrix-striking whereas GSP and Fedor would employ their other skills equally, the former to attack weakness, the latter to attack strengths.