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Hughes_GOAT
02-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Speaking in an interview with USA Today, Sonnen said:

“Oh, sure. There's a few guys that are in the hunt and that'll be looked at for main-event style matches. Thales Leites has been given his opportunity, so I imagine you'd have to look at him. Of course, the champion is Anderson.”

“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. But who's the best and who's the champion are two different deals.”

“How do you get a title shot? There's not a specific architecture in place, so to put yourself in position for those opportunities, beating a guy like Demian would certainly do it. And I think you have to give Thales Leites a lot of accommodations as well; he's won the appropriate matches to find himself in the finals. So there you go.”

Josh
02-13-2009, 02:19 AM
No way he beats Silva. Bisbing maybe.:laugh: Maia I could see if the fight went his way.

Llamafighter
02-13-2009, 02:37 AM
I think it's unwise to talk smack about beating Silva like Chael is doing here. I think he's building hype which is smart. but saying you can beat the champ and beating the champ are two different things.

atomdanger
02-13-2009, 02:50 AM
No way he beats Silva. Bisbing maybe.:laugh: Maia I could see if the fight went his way.

Exactly.

If Maia can not get KOed, he will tool Anderson on the ground.
Of course, that is a big if, seeing how the fight starts standing and all.

But I've said since Maia came to the UFC that he has a huge shot at beating Anderson.
His "the art of BJJ" dvd set is incredible, and he has the titles to prove it

Hughes_GOAT
02-13-2009, 02:55 AM
GSP vs Maia at 185, then whoever wins gets Silva

Josh
02-13-2009, 03:47 AM
GSP vs Maia at 185, then whoever wins gets Silva
Sounds good to me. Call Joe Silva.

Hughes_GOAT
02-13-2009, 04:07 AM
i always get his secretary

lc87
02-13-2009, 05:16 AM
1. Isn't this in the wrong section? Lol jk goat it happens.

2. Im not sure leites deserves a shot after he "won" due to 2 fouls and 1 of which was questionable. I don't see this fight going well for lietes.

Maia is great on the ground but anderson has a blackbelt in bjj so he should be able to hold his own if it goes there. But anderson is so dangerous though its hard to bet against him.

Josh
02-13-2009, 05:24 AM
i always get his secretary
He was on the other line with me. We were finalizing the UFC 100 card. He needed a little clarification on a couple of the fights.

Hughes_GOAT
02-13-2009, 05:50 AM
1. Isn't this in the wrong section? Lol jk goat it happens.

2. Im not sure leites deserves a shot after he "won" due to 2 fouls and 1 of which was questionable. I don't see this fight going well for lietes.

Maia is great on the ground but anderson has a blackbelt in bjj so he should be able to hold his own if it goes there. But anderson is so dangerous though its hard to bet against him.

i actually put it here because i thought Sonnen wasn't back in the UFC.

185 is a weak division...Silva needs to move up or someone needs to move down. GSP moving up would work too.

Hughes_GOAT
02-13-2009, 05:51 AM
He was on the other line with me. We were finalizing the UFC 100 card. He needed a little clarification on a couple of the fights.

who'd you put on the card?

Josh
02-14-2009, 12:16 AM
who'd you put on the card?
Barnett is coming back to make Lesnar cry. GSP is moving up to fight Silva. Hansen is coming over to fight the winner of BJ/Florion. Aoki gets the loser. Robbie/Henderson. Since Dana likes the grudge match stuff we are going to have a thug tag team match. Diaz brothers vs. Guillard and Crazy horse. Winner gets the "represent" belt.

Hughes_GOAT
02-14-2009, 04:39 AM
Barnett is coming back to make Lesnar cry. GSP is moving up to fight Silva. Hansen is coming over to fight the winner of BJ/Florion. Aoki gets the loser. Robbie/Henderson. Since Dana likes the grudge match stuff we are going to have a thug tag team match. Diaz brothers vs. Guillard and Crazy horse. Winner gets the "represent" belt.

that sounds like a real solid card. i'd only add fedor fighting the entire UFC HW roster in the same night. since he took out 2 of their most recent champs in less than 1 round. i'd say he'd be done with the rest of the crew in under 3 rounds total.

Spiritwalker
02-14-2009, 05:13 AM
i actually put it here because i thought Sonnen wasn't back in the UFC.

185 is a weak division...Silva needs to move up or someone needs to move down. GSP moving up would work too.


Sonnen would be eaten for breakfast by Silva.

185 isn't weak, they just have an extremely dominate champ now.

Remove Anderson, put Rich back in... Same thing.. a dominate champ makes everyone look weak.

Hughes_GOAT
02-14-2009, 05:16 AM
Sonnen would be eaten for breakfast by Silva.

185 isn't weak, they just have an extremely dominate champ now.

Remove Anderson, put Rich back in... Same thing.. a dominate champ makes everyone look weak.

you've been drinking too many Jager's if you think 185 isn't weak. :laugh:

Josh
02-14-2009, 06:02 AM
that sounds like a real solid card. i'd only add fedor fighting the entire UFC HW roster in the same night. since he took out 2 of their most recent champs in less than 1 round. i'd say he'd be done with the rest of the crew in under 3 rounds total.
That sounds like a great idea. I will go ahead and add it.

Hughes_GOAT
02-14-2009, 06:15 AM
That sounds like a great idea. I will go ahead and add it.

sweet

MMeh
02-14-2009, 07:14 AM
Barnett is coming back to make Lesnar cry. GSP is moving up to fight Silva. Hansen is coming over to fight the winner of BJ/Florion. Aoki gets the loser. Robbie/Henderson. Since Dana likes the grudge match stuff we are going to have a thug tag team match. Diaz brothers vs. Guillard and Crazy horse. Winner gets the "represent" belt.

That last one made me lol :)

Tyburn
02-15-2009, 08:56 PM
:laugh: Chael needs to go home :laugh:

Maia...now he might be some cop...He's risen like a morning star...perhaps, in time, he can manage that task...but not Sonnen...I dont want to be mean...but I believe it to be quite beyond his ability :laugh:

Tyburn
02-22-2009, 11:08 AM
:laugh: does Sonnen still think he can beat Anderson Silva :laugh:

billwilliams70
02-22-2009, 12:53 PM
GSP vs Maia at 185, then whoever wins gets Silva
I disagree. While GSP and Maia would make for an interesting fight, GSP should have no bearing on the 185 division.

Maia deserves a shot at Silva (and the title) way before GSP does because that's his division, his weight class. Similiar to Thiago Alves deserving a shot at GSP (and the title) before Penn did. What did Penn do @ 170 recently to warrant a title shot? Absolutely nothing, that's what. While it made the UFC (and both fighters) a boat-load of money, I really didn't see a point in having the match (just because it's what BJ wanted - I think that GSP will defend against anyone the UFC tells him to defend against).

Saying that the number one contender-ship goes to the winner of a match up between GSP and Maia, in a weight class that (to the best of my knowledge) GSP has made no claims to want to be a part of, is just ridiculous. It really does echo the UFC though in giving title shots (or number one contender-ships) to the popular fighters, the money makers, rather than the qualified individual, i.e. Rampage gets a shot at Evans (should he beat Jardine) before Machida's name is even mentioned.

The UFC should be :ashamed:

Later.

Hughes_GOAT
02-23-2009, 03:09 AM
I disagree. While GSP and Maia would make for an interesting fight, GSP should have no bearing on the 185 division.

Maia deserves a shot at Silva (and the title) way before GSP does because that's his division, his weight class. Similiar to Thiago Alves deserving a shot at GSP (and the title) before Penn did. What did Penn do @ 170 recently to warrant a title shot? Absolutely nothing, that's what. While it made the UFC (and both fighters) a boat-load of money, I really didn't see a point in having the match (just because it's what BJ wanted - I think that GSP will defend against anyone the UFC tells him to defend against).

Saying that the number one contender-ship goes to the winner of a match up between GSP and Maia, in a weight class that (to the best of my knowledge) GSP has made no claims to want to be a part of, is just ridiculous. It really does echo the UFC though in giving title shots (or number one contender-ships) to the popular fighters, the money makers, rather than the qualified individual, i.e. Rampage gets a shot at Evans (should he beat Jardine) before Machida's name is even mentioned.

The UFC should be :ashamed:

Later.

calm down Bill, i wasn't being serious. although i would like to see both of them fight Silva at some point.