Posts Tagged ‘Sonnen’

Georges St. Pierre hailed as the best by Sonnen

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC’s Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Championship contender Chael Sonnen has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the greatest fighter in the history of the promotion and he believes former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is the man who can claim to be the best ever.

Sonnen, always the showman, has never been someone to hold back the punches and during a recent appearance at ESPN MMA as an analyst, he did just the same as he discussed the respective careers of former UFC Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva and Rush.

With the Brazilian failing a drugs test, his reputation as the greatest fighter in UFC history has taken quite a hit. The American faced Silva twice during his career and despite the two losses, managed to become the arch nemesis of the Brazilian. (more…)

Georges St. Pierre better athlete and not Anderson

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen thinks Georges St. Pierre is a much better athlete and overall fighter than Anderson Silva and it is only UFC propaganda that has seen Anderson live in his bubble of greatness.

The Brazilian is widely regarded as the top pound for pound fighter in the world and arguably the greatest Mixed Martial Artist the world has seen and while Sonnen admits to Anderson’s brilliance, he doesn’t think The Spider is as good as the UFC tries to make people believe.

The American Gangster faced the Brazilian twice during his career, losing on both occasions but he says he doesn’t begrudge those losses and he speaks only from his experience of facing both these top class fighters.

Sonnen was speaking to Nate Diaz ahead of his brother Nick’s fight against the returning Anderson at UFC 183 in January where he said that he has faced Anderson twice and he has also trained with Georges St. Pierre and he had a lot tougher time with the Canadian. The American added that many people see style and swagger as part of greatness but Rush is a pure athlete and not many people to come will be as good as him.

The recently retired American said that everyone calls him up before they face up against Anderson Silva and all he tells them is that he is great but not as great as people believe him to be and that remains the key to facing him.

It’s not about surviving inside the cage with him because there is no possible way of beating him on decision but if someone brings the fight to him, it makes things interesting. But Georges St. Pierre will always be the better fighter in his eyes and the better athlete too.

2013 UFC Manchester Fan Q&A with Chael Sonnen, Michael Bisping, Conor McGregor 4/4

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Online video Rating: four / five

Rashad Evans on facing Chael Sonnen at UFC 167, thought Gustafsson beat Jon Jones

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Video Rating: 4 / 5

UFC 159 Countdown: Jones vs. Sonnen

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Movie Rating: 4 / five

UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen 2 Promo

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Online video Ranking: 4 / 5