The media is always trying to determine and dictate who's the best guy in the world. In reality, we know who the real best guys in the world are because the community is so small. I'll go into a workout with four, five, six, eight UFC guys, and at the end of the workout we all know who the toughest guy is. It's the guys in the back, the guys in the locker room that truly know who's who, regardless of what the media says. A lot of times it's not the same guy.... Let's use the heavyweight division for example, the best fighter in the heavyweight division right now is a guy named Cain Velasquez. I don't think the media knows that, in fact I know they don't. But the guys in the back do. The same thing goes with us (the middleweight division). The guys in the back know who the tough guy is. If me and Anderson both walk in the back, believe me there's gonna be lot more of ‘Hey Mr. Sonnen' than ‘Hey Mr. Silva.' They know who's who, and everybody is gonna know who's who before the end of 2010.
-- Toast of the MMA town, number one middleweight contender Chael Sonnen, appeared on Pro MMA Radio this past Monday following his career defining victory over Nate Marquardt at UFC 109. And wouldn't you know it, the guy provided us with yet another great sound byte! This time, he tries to get the point across that the media, and everybody who isn't a fighter for that matter, has it all wrong when to comes to determining the sport's best fighters. We should be asking the fighters themselves. Of course we should, it's not like they would have a bias opinion or anything. Mr. Sonnen also shares some inside information with us regarding the UFC's heavyweight division. Apparently, everyone "in the back" knows that Cain Velasquez is the best guy out there. But you probably knew that already, right? Is Sonnen on the verge of completely losing his mind, or is he actually on to something and the rest of us just don't know it yet? Sound off, Maniacs.