Ali was deluded too, but he was tongue and cheek too.
why cant ppl just accept Chael is too. Chael showed Anderson tremendous respect in that serious interview he did on "Fighting Words".
Chael is paid to sell fights, he has tried for along time to sell them by being the grinder, the hardest working fighter out there, who always gives 100% and puts on good fights.....
where did that get him?? not too far. He runs his mouth for a couple months, he is getting bigger paychecks then ever, more attention and his future is looking alot more secure.
I dont blame the guy, blame the fans, they didnt want to see him fight til he ran his mouth.
The fans let guys like Mir, Lesnar and Randy bud line to title shots based on trash talk or popularity. Chael realized this and realized if he wants to be champion and made some serious $, he better promote the crap outta himself and every fight he is invovled with.
Just like Ali used to do.
And dont say Ali wouldnt bad mouth his opponents, he called ppl everything from Uncle Tom, Gorillas, Stupid, Ignorant, house n#gg! etc etc aswell.