Chael Sonnen: UFC 133's Rashad Evans is the best 205'er of all timePosted on August 12, 2011, 08:59 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC Middleweight Champion Chael Sonnen shared thoughts about Rashad Evans' performance against Tito Ortiz in the main event of UFC 133, last weekend on August 6th. According to Sonnen, Rashad Evans that showed up against Tito Ortiz is the best Light Heavyweight of all time, who will go straight to the UFC Hall of Fame if he decides to retire today.
"I believe the best light heavyweight of all time is the Rashad Evans that stepped into the ring on Saturday night [at UFC 133]. A lot of people are really missing it, they're like 'Well, he beat Tito and Tito wasn't quite ready' and I'm going 'wait a minute, Tito's always ready.' Secondly, let's understand Tito hit Rashad so hard two different times. Once with a cross and once with a hook that would have sent most people down and Rashad walked right through it. Let's understand Rashad was caught in a choke and found his way out. Let's understand Rashad went on an absolute sprint where I thought 'wow, this is great' because I'm cheering for Tito and he's punching himself out. Not only did he not punch himself out he did about two or three more of those sprints in the fight and then he finally did get the finish. The Rashad Evans that was in the ring that night, people really need to look at that performance. That was flat-out scary. Rashad moves his record to 18-1, that's the best record in our industry, a former champion, he could walk away right now and he will go down in the hall of fame."
Despite the praise, Sonnen stated not once in his past interviews that 205lbs is the weakest division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship Chael Sonnen used that argument to ridicule Lyoto Machida during his reign as the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion that started with a brutal KO victory over Rashad Evans.