Posted by lohmann
Posted by bjj1605
Sonnen is just trying to keep his name in the news.
He's become a "big name" fighter thanks to ONE impressive performance and a big mouth.
He's going to be exposed, and bad. After Silva destroys him he can go back to being a B level fighter that no-one talks about.
Sonnen defeated Marquardt when Marquardt was the #2 MW in the world and in line for a rematch against Silva.
Sonnen defeated Okami when Okami was the #2 MW in the world and in line for a rematch against Silva.
Sonnen defeated Filho when Filho was the #2 MW in the world, some argued #1, and everybody clamored for a fight between Silva and him.
He's definitely not a B-level fighter. And his mouth will never make him forgotten.
At this point, I would say Silva fights once more. I might pick against him when he returns from his injury, merely because I think his book is closed.
Sonnen road out a decision against Okami.
Silva absolutely destroyed Okami.
Sonnen (who was arguable abusing testosterone at the time) won a very close fight against Marquardt in which he basically laid and prayed for 3 rounds before getting blitzed in the end.
Other than that he's had an up and down career. He's lost over and over and over again by submission.
Also, those two wins (Marquardt and Okami) didn't convince anyone that he had a chance against Silva. Back in the day I was the one telling people that he'd be a good style match-up for Anderson.
No body touted those two wins until AFTER the fight with Silva. A fight he lost. As much as Chael Sonnen and Chael__Sonnen wish that they could say Anderson didn't win that fight, Chael tapped. Period. End of story.
If the fight again Silva will beat him again. After that I suspect that there are a whole bunch of people at MW who can beat Chael (Palhares, Munoz, Maia.) Once he starts losing fights again all of the fair weather MMA fans will be saying that he sucks and was never that good to begin with.