I think he might hate Aoki more than you hate Sonnen lol. At least you think Sonnen could beat a top 10 :P
Aoki has improved a fair amount since last fighting in the States. He would do well at FW, beat almost all of the top ten other than a Mendes or Edgar most likely. His striking is still nothing great, but he could get guys down. His takedowns have improved a lot, and he would be bigger at fw
LOL, I think Sonnen is probably 4-5 best MW in the World. I just don't think he is a top 20 LHW.
I think Aoki dropping down would be similar to Maia when he dropped down. Maybe not quite the same, but a similar boost. It's hard to submit a powerful wrestler, but you close the strength gap a bit and it becomes a little easier.