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Chael Sonnen explains why he places Alexandre Pantoja in the identical class as GSP or Khabib Nurmagomedov

Chael Sonnen is explaining why he places Alexandre Pantoja in the identical class as GSP or Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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It was simply this previous weekend, at UFC 301, that the primary occasion featured Alexandre Pantoja (28-5 MMA) vs Steve Erceg (12-2 MMA) in a flyweight title bout. It was to be Pantoja retaining his title with a unanimous determination victory over ‘Astro Boy’.

With the win, ‘The Cannibal’ has 6 consecutive victories within the cage and has overwhelmed the likes of Brandon Royval (16-7 MMA), Alex Perez (5-8 MMA) and Brandon Mareno (21-8 MMA) amongst others.

It was throughout a video uploaded to his YouTube channel that Chael Sonnen shared his ideas on Alexandre Pantoja and his efficiency at UFC 301 (h/t MMANews):

“Pantoja just isn’t going wherever. He’s superior. Pantoja is superior, and he appeared superior tonight. I put Pantoja within the class solely of GSP and Khabib. There has by no means been anyone that may weaponize tempo except for GSP and Khabib till Pantoja, and I’m unsure he doesn’t do it higher… Man, he was superior.”

Fairly the reward from Chael Sonnen, evaluating Pantoja to Georges St-Pierre (26-2 MMA) and Khabib  Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA).

St-Pierre, a former three-time UFC welterweight champion, retired in February of 2019 and is extensively thought to be one of many biggest fighters in MMA historical past.

The undefeated UFC light-weight champion, Nurmagomedov, formally retired in March of 2021 following an unimaginable profession.

Do you agree with Chael Sonnen that Alexandre Pantoja in the identical class as St-Pierre and Nurmagomedov?

Who would you wish to see the 34-year-old Brazilian combat subsequent?

Share your ideas within the remark part PENN Nation!

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