I think at this point and time there are two people in the world: Chael Sonnen fans and liars.
Well, maybe that's not true, but doesn't that sound like something he'd say.
We've had lengthy arguments about the West Linn gangster for some time now. But even his biggest critics have to admit in moments of defeat, Sonnen makes a lot more sense than we'd like to admit.
While I'm giving a free pass to Ken Flo for standing by his UFC Tonight partner-in-crime (who seemingly is just happy to see his co-host alive and makes no attempt to hide how much he wants to gush about it), this interview could have really turned into a self-congratulatory PR stint.
Instead, we get some real admissions from Chael: Jon Jones is better than him, there are a few fights left worth pursuing for him, and even a sound reasoning as to why Jones could be the one to beat Anderson Silva (assuming Chris Weidman doesn't do the job first).
I don't know many fighters who can come out of a loss like that and sound this... dare I say... optimistic about the proceedings. Admitting there were several fronts he was never going to beat Jones at.
This may not erase the multitude of gaffes, illegal wrong-doings or general insults to other human beings and countries that have "crossed the line," but let's be real: there's no denying the bad guy still has a spark in the eye for talking all things UFC. And I still think he's got some things to contribute to the game.
But what do I know? Feel free to sound off in the comment section below. I'll welcome a discussion or even your thoughts on if the decision for Chael to stay at 205 even makes sense.