Originally Posted by roaddawg
I have always said Anderson Silva is the closest thing MMA has to RJJ.
As have I in the past. It is very true.
The Mike Tyson comment by Sonnen was utterly retarded.
It was meant to sound retarded. Every interview he has made in his media character was meant to sound absurd, that is how he created his own hype. Surely you don't take what he says at face value. Sonnen is successfully pulling off a Kaufmanesque personality to keep his name relevant and in people's mouths. That's the genius of it.
Originally Posted by HillbillyDeluxe
Chael walks around between 210-220lbs from every time he is asked his weight that I've noticed, the last one he said 217 to Ariel. 170 is prolly a no go because he has said before he doesnt like to cut alot of weight. However, he actually would fit pretty well into LHW without too much energy loss or being emaciated from a tough cut.
I dont think his striking is at the level it needs to be tho honestly, actually hope he has worked on it ALOT as well as submission defense....
Sonnen used to fight at LHW. He dropped down years ago to gain the power advantage that he has in MW today. There is no way he will move back up nor should he. Sonnen can make a decent living being a perpetual top contender at Middleweight. All the bullshit he spews about the belt or nothing is just him hyping himself up. I don't think he will do something that will take him backwards in his career.