Chael Sonnen ranks the top 5 middleweights of all-time | ESPN MMA

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Chael Sonnen and Jorge Sedano react to Derek Brunson’s list of the top five middleweights, then give lists of their own.

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  1. Milky Way
    Milky Way
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    1. Anderson Silva 2. TrT Vitor 3. Luke Rockhold 4. Jacare Souza 5. Adesanya 6. Mousasi 7. Whittaker 8. Romero 9 Weidman

  2. Zeafer Jones
    Zeafer Jones
    5 օր առաջ

    I think Rich Franklin deserves some respect!!!!

  3. Jacob
    Jacob
    8 օր առաջ

    isn’t Izzy undefeated in middle weight too lol

  4. nadav ivgi
    nadav ivgi
    8 օր առաջ

    Rich Franklin and Weidman need to be on this list.

  5. Badd
    Badd
    9 օր առաջ

    GSP haha yeah right.. he won against the easiest fight and ran away..

  6. bob marley
    bob marley
    10 օր առաջ

    Shut up rc

  7. Austin Sanders
    Austin Sanders
    11 օր առաջ

    No Gegard Mousasi? I’d take out GSP and put Gegard at number 5. The man’s resume is stacked with killers of young and old.

  8. Big P
    Big P
    11 օր առաջ

    How did bumson not put Weidman or even rockhold ahead of Yoel and himself

  9. Ulrie Cassita
    Ulrie Cassita
    11 օր առաջ

    Wow i just realized how WEAK 85 pound division has historically been. Anderson cant be the all time goat cause he had such weak comp.

  10. Cayden Campbell
    Cayden Campbell
    11 օր առաջ

    Israel adesanya is number 1 on this list, Anderson lost to him and adesanya has never lost a middle weight bout. I mean come on, but to put gsp above adesanya when gsp is a bonafide welterweight.

  11. OpenMinDeDEnT
    OpenMinDeDEnT
    12 օր առաջ

    Michelle Bisping For Sure Top 5

  12. gib
    gib
    12 օր առաջ

    Brunson said maybe Anderson 1 lmao

  13. Washingtonfootballteamreports
    Washingtonfootballteamreports
    12 օր առաջ

    1 Silva 2 izzy 3 Weidman 4 Whittaker 5 bisping

  14. Gustavo Corrêa
    Gustavo Corrêa
    12 օր առաջ

    1) Anderson 2) Adesanya 3) Weidman 4) Whitaker 5) Romero TRT Vitor is the GOAT KOing Bisping and Rockhold 3 months a part

  15. Daniel Gigante
    Daniel Gigante
    12 օր առաջ

    No Chris Weidman?? 3 title defenses, beat the goat. Come on, man. It’s Anderson 1, weidman 2.

  16. Jennifer Lopez’s Ass
    Jennifer Lopez’s Ass
    13 օր առաջ

    Gsp the goat. And goat welterweight. But not in middleweight

  17. Jennifer Lopez’s Ass
    Jennifer Lopez’s Ass
    13 օր առաջ

    Khabib had a super easy time to the title

  18. aaronjcodona
    aaronjcodona
    13 օր առաջ

    dreamcatcher

  19. Yinmn Blue
    Yinmn Blue
    13 օր առաջ

    Gegard Mousasi has to be in this

  20. Priyanshu Sharma
    Priyanshu Sharma
    13 օր առաջ

    I know Bisping defeated Rockhold but Rockhold stands above Bisping in a list

  21. callum Roberts
    callum Roberts
    13 օր առաջ

    Chael is so humble allowing others to take the spotlight and not including himself!

  22. dancing koala
    dancing koala
    14 օր առաջ

    I think Silva Izzy rob bisping and Romero or Weidman

  23. crackerjack
    crackerjack
    14 օր առաջ

    Brunson puts himself over weidman and rockhold and even Souza?

  24. Simba Wimba
    Simba Wimba
    14 օր առաջ

    Anderson Silva Izzy Whittaker Weidman Gsp

  25. Ross G
    Ross G
    14 օր առաջ

    Can we be honest here? 1. A Silva 2. Adesanya 3. Weidman 4. Bisping 5. Rockhold

    1. Zeafer Jones
      Zeafer Jones
      5 օր առաջ

      @Ross G I do think Bisping deserves more respect than he gets but I wouldn't put him ahead of Rich Franklin. I'd go 1. Anderson 2. Weidman 3. Rich Franklin 4. Israel 5. Bisping or Whittaker I lean towards Bisping because of the way he beat Rockhold although I think Whittaker would have won if Bisping and Whittaker fought.

    2. ufc fan 18
      ufc fan 18
      12 օր առաջ

      @Ross G yes he beat all of them but let's be honest he got very lucky that he defended his belt against Dan Henderson. If he fought Romero or Jacare instead he would have probably lost. Rockhold is higher than him imo because he won both the strike force and ufc belt, although he never defended the latter. Also rich Franklin was a killer in the early-mid 2000s so he should also be above bisping

    3. Ross G
      Ross G
      12 օր առաջ

      @ufc fan 18 Bisping was 30-9, beat the spider then Rockhold then Henderson

    4. ufc fan 18
      ufc fan 18
      13 օր առաջ

      I don't think bisping should make the list because he got lucky when the ufc allowed him to defend his belt against old Dan hendo rather than yoel. Rich Franklin or whittaker should make it instead of him

  26. Fady A.
    Fady A.
    14 օր առաջ

    Jorge didn’t have Whitaker in his top 5. He’s no less then top 3, and somehow didn’t make the cut. Get this absolute fool off of ESPN

  27. TwoFlaminMelons
    TwoFlaminMelons
    14 օր առաջ

    How can Romero be on Jorge's list but not Whittaker. Whittaker beat him twice

  28. tjokada
    tjokada
    15 օր առաջ

    I am so glad when Chael mentioned Rich Franklin. He was my favorite fighter growing up watching UFC.

  29. D-Black Aint Tryna Get Banned
    D-Black Aint Tryna Get Banned
    15 օր առաջ

    I'm sorry but I always thought Michael Bisping was a good fighter but at no point did I view Bisping as potentially being the best in the division which is the only reason why he wouldn't be in my top 5.

  30. Sinbad Sinbad
    Sinbad Sinbad
    15 օր առաջ

    What about Gegard Mousasi look at his record

  31. Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 2015
    Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 2015
    15 օր առաջ

    A lot of people forgetting about Rich “Jim Carrey” Franklin

  32. Ben McReynolds
    Ben McReynolds
    15 օր առաջ

    If their were infinite Universes Chael would answer these answers in every version of reality because he's forever undefeated. 💪 I like his initial response lol that was painful

  33. Joshua Alach
    Joshua Alach
    15 օր առաջ

    1. Anderson Silva 2. Israel Adesanya 3. Robert Whittaker 4. Yoel Romero 5. Chris Weidman 6. Luke Rockhold 7. Lyoto Machida 8. Jacare Souza 9. Vitor Belfort 10. Michael Bisping

  34. Ajay Sharma
    Ajay Sharma
    15 օր առաջ

    1)Silva 2) Adesanya 3) Weidman 4) Bisping 5) Rich Franklin

  35. MSU Spartans
    MSU Spartans
    15 օր առաջ

    Um is not a fighter lol

  36. MSU Spartans
    MSU Spartans
    15 օր առաջ

    Annoying Sedano is a ufc fan?

  37. EmDub
    EmDub
    15 օր առաջ

    chris weidman???

  38. cucuy.
    cucuy.
    16 օր առաջ

    Listen, I am a GSP fan since I started watching MMA. I can see why Chael put the (arguably) the greatest MMA fighter in that list but I re-watched that fight against Bisping a couple times now. Here's what I could observe without having my fan glasses on: GSP had problems in the second round, he looked gassed and slow. A little bit bloated too yet he overcame adversity. And I know that GSP was slow and bloated because of his weight issues, he had that colitis thing going on and I am sure that he would have adjusted in a second fight (vs. Whittaker??) way better than in the first one. After all it's hard to beat GSP in any field. Too hard actually. BUT as much as it hurts me to say this, I'd put Bobby over GSP in that matter and put the GOAT in the third place. My list would be: Chris Weidman Robert Whittaker GSP Michael Bisping Anderson Silva (he took PEDs, so I rank him lower despite his huge contributions, achievements and all, etc.) I'd have loved to see GSP vs. Whittaker. Sadly the GOAT didn't continue and I can also see why he stopped. The colitis thing took a toll on him and all of that. Still Chael has a great list.

  39. SexySnopeyYT
    SexySnopeyYT
    16 օր առաջ

    Whittaker has to be t3

  40. Akwasi Sarpong
    Akwasi Sarpong
    16 օր առաջ

    I’m not saying Brunson is right in any way but he literally only put the fighters that beat him ahead of him so i see his point.

  41. Thomas Galdenzi
    Thomas Galdenzi
    16 օր առաջ

    Did y’all forget Rich Franklin & Dan Henderson!!!!!

  42. Violenza Fantastica
    Violenza Fantastica
    16 օր առաջ

    1. Anderson Silva (10 defenses) 2. Israel Adesanya (3 defenses) 3. Chris Weidman (3 defenses) 4. Rich Franklin (2 defenses) 5. Michael Bisping (1 defense) Simple as.

  43. Novium Thompson
    Novium Thompson
    16 օր առաջ

    Gsp is one of the greatest MMA fighters ever no doubt but not a better MW than izzy

  44. keith bauer
    keith bauer
    16 օր առաջ

    People forgot Luke

  45. Benjamín González
    Benjamín González
    16 օր առաջ

    1. SILVA 2. IZZY 3. ROBERT 4. WEIDMAN 5. BISPING

  46. Jesus Jose
    Jesus Jose
    16 օր առաջ

    Nice to see Ace be pushed out of a mouth

  47. Mystic Max
    Mystic Max
    16 օր առաջ

    Weidman?

  48. Apollog Shepherd
    Apollog Shepherd
    16 օր առաջ

    How dud these idiots not notice it said in the last 10 yrs

  49. Sebastian Kock
    Sebastian Kock
    16 օր առաջ

    Wheres weidman

  50. Man Like Marley
    Man Like Marley
    16 օր առաջ

    Anderson Izzy Weidman Rob Bisping

  51. GorrillaQ
    GorrillaQ
    17 օր առաջ

    I don’t mind outsiders hosting with our fighters. But I don’t like these randoms. Hear me out, Luke Thomas and Chael?! Chael and Joanna? Chael & Bisping?

  52. h....h
    h....h
    17 օր առաջ

    Bisping over weidman

  53. Dame
    Dame
    17 օր առաջ

    Anderson Wanderlei Izzy Weidman Rob

  54. Storm Lawrence
    Storm Lawrence
    17 օր առաջ

    No rockhold? He won gold in 2 promotions.

  55. bm
    bm
    17 օր առաջ

    hahaha they put up brunson's top 5 list then casually mentioned he lost to all of them

  56. Furhad Nasserjah
    Furhad Nasserjah
    17 օր առաջ

    Silva Adesanya Whittaker Henderson And maybe bisping

  57. Lolade
    Lolade
    17 օր առաջ

    Izzy whoops gsp bad

  58. Teles Gonzalez
    Teles Gonzalez
    17 օր առաջ

    Chris Weidman needs to be on that list. He defended the belt multiple time and Beat Anderson not once but twice. My list Is Anderson , Izzy, Chris Weidman, Rich Franklin and Frank Shamrock. All those were and are champions and defended there belts on multiple times.

  59. lucio demicco
    lucio demicco
    17 օր առաջ

    Putting Bisping over Weidman is insane

  60. Les Grossman
    Les Grossman
    17 օր առաջ

    Silva, Weidman, Izzy, Bisping, Chael

  61. Mustafa Senegal
    Mustafa Senegal
    17 օր առաջ

    1 silva 2 Izzy 3 Weidman 4 Whittaker 5 Romero

  62. junaid khalid mir
    junaid khalid mir
    17 օր առաջ

    Fook these fools , what About Chris Weidman ..

  63. Zaheer Abasali
    Zaheer Abasali
    17 օր առաջ

    Gegard Mousasi KILLS everyone on that list

  64. GaryGlitter
    GaryGlitter
    17 օր առաջ

    GSP as #2 of best middleweights in the world is silly.

  65. Ryan Hadley
    Ryan Hadley
    17 օր առաջ

    At least he mentioned Rich Franklin, before Silva came along rich was at the top for awhile

  66. Maxwell Schaphorst
    Maxwell Schaphorst
    18 օր առաջ

    1) Anderson Silva 2) Israel Adesanya 3) Chris Weidman 4) Robert Whitaker 5) Michael Bisping

  67. sarthak tyagi
    sarthak tyagi
    18 օր առաջ

    Not putting Weidman or rich Franklin there is just str8 up painful

  68. Kris Kringle
    Kris Kringle
    18 օր առաջ

    I wanted to see George fight Yoel. That would be a blockbuster

  69. Rikat Uta
    Rikat Uta
    18 օր առաջ

    ohh man I know the comments would be it lmao

  70. supermanguy1214
    supermanguy1214
    18 օր առաջ

    Not for nothing I’m not a huge fan of his but you have to include Weidman

  71. jazzbov
    jazzbov
    18 օր առաջ

    Respect to the Count.

  72. Scott Swift
    Scott Swift
    18 օր առաջ

    Chris wiedmen should be 5th, no respect.

  73. Justin Martens
    Justin Martens
    18 օր առաջ

    Richard Franklin

  74. Owen Carrol
    Owen Carrol
    19 օր առաջ

    GSP had one win. Get him out of that top 5

  75. ben schilling
    ben schilling
    19 օր առաջ

    No Chris Weidman? That’s surprising

  76. jdedge
    jdedge
    19 օր առաջ

    No mention of Weidman?? How many defenses, and look at the names. Should be in there

  77. Matt Thunder_64
    Matt Thunder_64
    19 օր առաջ

    Seriously no Chris Weidman. Awful, all of you are awful.

  78. DTS
    DTS
    19 օր առաջ

    1) Silva 2) Izzy 3) Weidman 4) Whittaker 5) Bisping

  79. Eazy Duz it
    Eazy Duz it
    19 օր առաջ

    Anderson Izzy Franklin Rockhold Weidman

  80. billy hoyle
    billy hoyle
    19 օր առաջ

    Brunson was asked past ten years not all time

  81. Edward Love
    Edward Love
    19 օր առաջ

    Where's Mousasi?

  82. Louie Houston
    Louie Houston
    19 օր առաջ

    I love listening to DC and Uncle Chael but to be honest I don’t watch ESPN as much anymore since Ariel left.

  83. Colton
    Colton
    19 օր առաջ

    Bisping won’t fight anybody he ducked Yoel

    1. chirazi
      chirazi
      18 օր առաջ

      He had one eye fighting and was champ. That's enough for me

  84. The Mad As
    The Mad As
    19 օր առաջ

    Rockhold and Weidman getting disrespected today

  85. The Mad As
    The Mad As
    19 օր առաջ

    Brunson constructed his top of the people who beat him to make him look good, and then added himself 😸😸😸☠️

    1. Lolade
      Lolade
      17 օր առաջ

      I have Weidmann at 5, and Brunson vs Weizmann is a 50 50

  86. Ishmael C
    Ishmael C
    19 օր առաջ

    1. Anderson 2.Israel 3. Whittaker 4. Bisping 5. Romero

  87. Guy Katz
    Guy Katz
    19 օր առաջ

    Pre usada means nothing... So Silva unfortunately should not be in the list

  88. Miguel Edur Torres Castillo
    Miguel Edur Torres Castillo
    19 օր առաջ

    Chael Speak the truth, Romero and Jacaré deserve a lot of recognition for his run.

  89. Miguel Edur Torres Castillo
    Miguel Edur Torres Castillo
    19 օր առաջ

    Weidman and Rockhold, they were very dominant, should be on that list IMO

    1. lifeisforaseason
      lifeisforaseason
      12 օր առաջ

      ​@Bane Wade What a stupid statement, you must be high on drugs saying foolishness like this. First of all your Rob never actually won the undisputed title in a fight, he was upgraded to champion once GSP left. Secondly Rob should have lost the 2nd fight against Romero in many people's eyes. Thirdly Adesanya has defended his title many more times than Rob did which is just once. Rob rarely fought as champion, he was super inactive. Izzy is exciting, when was the last time that Rob finished someone? You guys are not really fans of Rob, you just simply hate Izzy. Rob's low PPV sales prove my point. The same hate that losers like you give a great, confident Black fighter like Adesanya is the same hate you biased losers gave Anderson Silva in his prime.

    2. Bane Wade
      Bane Wade
      12 օր առաջ

      @Namwarmaster let’s face it rob is pretty much defending the title for Izzy at this point lmao

    3. Namwarmaster
      Namwarmaster
      14 օր առաջ

      @Daniel luke’s defended his title just as many times as rob.

    4. Daniel
      Daniel
      16 օր առաջ

      Luke never defended his title however but Weidman should be on there, my top 5 is Anderson, izzy, weidman, rob, Yoel

  90. FP SANTOS
    FP SANTOS
    19 օր առաջ

    Bro Bisping, GSP and not Weidman with his 3 title defense hahaha joke

  91. 6Feet Under
    6Feet Under
    19 օր առաջ

    Calling GSP the middleweight Goat is just disrespectful.

    1. Novium Thompson
      Novium Thompson
      16 օր առաջ

      Yup

  92. Hurrifan C.
    Hurrifan C.
    19 օր առաջ

    Chael nailed it!!!

  93. Alan Martínez Rodríguez
    Alan Martínez Rodríguez
    20 օր առաջ

    1. Silva 2. Izzy 3. Whittaker 4. Mousasi 5. Romero 6. Jacare 7. Bisping

  94. Melvin Grant
    Melvin Grant
    20 օր առաջ

    Brunson is right in line with what I was thinking/believing

  95. Johnson
    Johnson
    20 օր առաջ

    1. Anderson Silva 2. Isreal Adesanya 3. Robert Wittaker 4. Micheal Bisping 5. Chael Sonnen Honourable Mentions * Luke Rockhold * Yoel Romeror * GSP * Chris Weidman

  96. Kingsley Ugo
    Kingsley Ugo
    20 օր առաջ

    Y'all are Crazy if you Think Kevin Gastalem ain't a top 5 middle Weight no Way he aint on any list no way

    1. Bag Of rats
      Bag Of rats
      18 օր առաջ

      Rockhold over him easily

  97. Andrei
    Andrei
    20 օր առաջ

    Very accurate list by Brunson, I agree with this

  98. Andrew Harrington
    Andrew Harrington
    20 օր առաջ

    1. Anderson Silva 2. Israel Adesanya 3. Robert Whittaker 4. Chris Weidman 5. Rich Franklin Honorable mentions: Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold

  99. Leo Ghoulwhale
    Leo Ghoulwhale
    21 օր առաջ

    Chael will always be #1!

  100. Angelo Caz
    Angelo Caz
    21 օր առաջ

    They’re all competing for second place because we all know who’s first… Chael Sonnen