Chael Sonnen (27-12) thinks 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (17-1) is already a better fighter than MMA legend Anderson Silva (33-4). “The American Gangster” was typically extravagant when asked to compare the two champions on today’s UFC 159 conference call. Sonnen clashed with Silva twice, giving the Brazilian his biggest scare in the UFC back in August, 2010 and losing last year’s rematch via second-round TKO. Listen to the full call here.
“Here’s the reality with Anderson - I stomped that guy. And you can pick up his little arm as many times as you want and call him the winner, but the fact is, I whipped his **** for 30 minutes, he got the jump on me for less than 30 seconds. He never knocked me down, I fell down. They say Anderson’s the best pound-for-pound, he’s not the best round-for-round. I have three 10-8 rounds in my entire career, I’ve fought 49 men. Three rounds of my whole life are 10-8 – that’s the gymanstics equivalent to a perfect 10 – it doesn’t happen in this sport, I doubt anyone on this call even has a 10-8 round. I’ve got three of them – they’re all against Anderson Silva. If you think Jon and Anderson are even close, I will run through Jon because I ran through Anderson. Now, I don’t think they’re close, I think Jon is considerably better than Anderson. But sometimes I hear that I don’t deserve this fight or that I’m not the right guy, but then I hear that Anderson could beat him. Well, you’ve got to be kidding me, I stomped Anderson Silva – twice.”
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