Chael Sonnen breaks down hotly debated UFC middleweight GOAT discussion »FirstSportz

Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya
Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya

Chael Sonnen joins the debate about the best middleweight of all time and defends his point with facts.

After Israel Adesanya’s successful defense of his title against Robert Whittaker at UFC 271, the greatest middleweight discussion of all time became a hot topic. And the leading contenders in the discussion are Adesanya and Anderson Silva.

While everyone is joining the discussion to give their opinions, ESPN MMA recently shared a tweet about the Mount Rushmore middleweight bout featuring the top boxers to ever compete. The edited photo featuring Silva, Adesanya, Michel Bisping, Chirs Weidman,… The post generated a lot of buzz and fans shared their own opinions and changes of the 5 people standing. head.

Chael Sonnen chose Adesanya over his old rival Anderson

Chael Sonnen Anderson Silva Israel Adesanya
Chael Sonnen, Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya

Sonnen recently put out a youtube video about official channel where he explains his theory of the all-time best middleweight class.

Sonnen consulted a recent ESPN MMA post about the middleweight Mount Rushmore and discussed his opinion. The former UFC superstar suggested when reviewing the top 5 best UFC middleweight fighters of all time that Adesanya beat most of them. On top of that, when ‘The Spider’ fought Izzy, he lost, which makes the whole concept clearer.

If you look at the top five… Adesanya defeated four of them. The only person he didn’t beat was the one he didn’t fight, was Chirs Widman. So, if you got one of the top five and Adesanya beat the other top four, now you’ve found your answer. And that’s before you draw Adesanya and Anderson go head to head and Adesanya wins,‘ said Sonnen.

Sonnen also argued that retired warriors like Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping are picking Silva because they beat him. And it gives them extra credit for beating the best of all time.

Silva has done a lot for the team and in his time he was untouchable but now the torch has been moved. Many fans believe that Adesanya, if not yet, is well on his way to becoming the best middleweight of all time in the future.

Also read: “That’s where Chimaev needs to be” – Chael Sonnen claims Khamzat Chimaev needs to fight in middleweight instead of heavyweight

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