Chael Sonnen is the only man in the UFC that has been able to bring the fight to Anderson Silva, almost defeating the champion before being submitted in the 5th round. If he defeats Brian Stann at UFC 136, I feel he’s earned another crack at the belt.
He’s easily the most controversial fighter in the UFC roster; brandishing a loud mouth and some of the best MMA wrestling in the sport, he’s single-handedly become one of the most talked about fighters in recent history. His savvy with a microphone is unparalleled among fighters and he was even cultivating a bright political career before he was charged with money laundering. If anyone can talk their way into another title fight, it’s Chael but has he earned it?