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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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