Is Chael Sonnen a "Mental Midget"?
First Anderson Silva was calling Chael a mental midget, now we’re hearing it from Jon Jones. What?! Chael comes across to me as one of the most intelligent fighters in the UFC. Have these guys seen him go off unscripted on his verbal attacks? Who else in the UFC is articulate enough to do that? Have they seen the stuff he comes up with? This guy is HILARIAOUS!
He’s lost some big fights but he’s still been able to keep himself in the spotlight because of his ability to promote a fight. He gets it, he knows how to make people emotional, and he knows that emotions sale fights. There have been better fighters who have not made near the money he has-- because they done know how to promote themselves and make themselves valuable to the UFC.
I would submit that Chael Sonnon is a mental giant, maybe the smartest on the roster.