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Midnight Mania! Chael Sonnen believes George St. Pierre is the Greatest Of All Time

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Chael Sonnen has a lot to say, and he certainly won’t let retirement stop him. The former three-time UFC title challenger has fought the absolute best of the best inside the cage over his long career, including few of the potential Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) candidates. As a result, Sonnen has unique insight into that debate.

Here’s the direct quote from Sonnen, or you can check out his full Youtube video below: “I’ve fought Fedor, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, and I’ve trained with Georges St. Pierre. I will tell you who the best fighter of those four is: it is Georges St. Pierre.” Sonnen also argues that St. Pierre’s return from retirement to capture the Middleweight title is the “nail in the coffin” regarding to argument of who’s the greatest of all time.

Sonnen’s fights with the three GOAT candidates came at different points in their careers. Fedor Emelianenko was hopefully near retirement at the age of 42, whereas Jon Jones was definitely in his prime and crushing everyone. It’s up for debate if Sonnen faced the best version of “The Spider” as well. Silva was still a killer and the rightful champion, but his slide began shortly after the second Sonnen victory. Likely, Sonnen faced Silva near the end of his best years or shortly after them.

As for “GSP,” Sonnen’s experience with the Canadian legend was only in the practice room. Many fighters are much superior in the gym than in the cage, where weight cuts and pressure are much larger factors. Despite his greatness, that may be true for St. Pierre as well, who was notably nervous before his fights.

All the same, Sonnen’s perspective is at the very least quite interesting!


Limited to the four fighters discussed, who’s the GOAT?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Fedor Emelianenko
    (185 votes)
  • 23%
    Jon Jones
    (493 votes)
  • 6%
    Anderson Silva
    (141 votes)
  • 60%
    Georges St. Pierre
    (1278 votes)
2097 votes total Vote Now


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