I love it when people have an entirely false sense of reality and, specifically, a completely false perception of themselves. It just so happens that in a sport like MMA, where big egos are as abundant as Tap Out shirts, a lot of guys live in their own personal fantasy world. From the mouth of Chael Sonnen:
In my opinion, these are the two best guys fighting right now, me and Maia. I think whoever wins this fight is the best middleweight in the UFC. I think I’m better than Anderson and I think Demian’s better than Anderson; I think we would both beat him. For my money, this is the fight to figure out who’s the best.
He might as well have said, “Remember how Jesus was supposed to come back a second time? Yeah, that’s me. I’m that guy.” That would have evidenced about the same amount of sanity.
Out of all the reasons why Sonnen’s fight with Maia isn’t going to determine the top middleweight in the world, the one that stands out the most is the fact that Anderson Silva wears that shiny gold thing around his waist. Nate Marquardt and Yushin Okami both might have something to say about Sonnen’s assertions as well.
Chael, despite what your buddies are telling you, going to a lackluster decision with a top ranked fighter who is very apparently in an altered mental state does not make you the best fighter in the world. It means you were in the right place at the right time and didn’t fuck up. Congratufuckinglations. You’re a good fighter Chael, but you’re going to have to do a bit more if you want people to believe the noises that are coming out of your mouth.
In any case, have fun getting submitted by Maia.