Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida, Henry Cejudo

Chael Sonnen has named his choose for the very best UFC fighter to by no means obtain a title shot.

The MMA fighter turned analyst is understood for his thorough breakdowns of MMA fights and his in-depth insights. As we speak isn’t any exception as he shared the title of the person he believes is the best UFC fighter who by no means obtained the possibility to battle for gold.

Based on Sonnen, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is the “finest to by no means get [a] shot”. In his most up-to-date fights, Jacare has skilled two back-to-back losses in opposition to Jan Blachowicz and Jack Hermansson, each by choice. He’s skilled just a few robust losses over the previous few years, however nonetheless, he nonetheless has some of the achieved data on the UFC roster.

Over time, the 40-year outdated has battled stars together with Chris Weidman, Kelvin Gastelum, Derek Brunson, Robert Whittaker, Vitor Belfort, Gegard Mousasi, Yushin Okami, Luke Rockhold and Robbie Lawler, beating some and developing brief in opposition to others. He has achieved a number of highlight-reel victories, leaving many followers shocked that he has by no means claimed the middleweight crown. Sonnen is evidently amongst them.

Jacare was anticipated to return to the Octagon at UFC 249 to battle Uriah Corridor, however sadly he needed to pull out after testing constructive for COVID-19.

Based on a report from ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, certainly one of Jacare’s relations beforehand examined constructive for coronavirus which was disclosed to the UFC previous to the bout. Jacare then took a take a look at while in self-isolation, he examined constructive and was pulled from the upcoming card. The 40-year outdated issued a press release on his disappointing withdrawal.

“I used to be very unhappy to not be capable to battle at UFC 249, however I need you to know that, as quickly as I’m medically cleared, I hope to reschedule my battle with Uriah Corridor in order that I can placed on the present that everybody expects,” Jacare wrote. “I thank my corners for the partnership, my opponent for the phrases of assist and the UFC for all of the care.

“Thanks all for the sort messages I’ve acquired in the previous few days,” Jacare added. “The upcoming weeks I shall be secluded with my household and coaches and targeted on our well being so I will be again quickly. Thanks!”

Jorge Masvidal additionally chimed in on this subject, arguing that Yoel Romero is the very best fighter to by no means win a UFC title—although he has had a number of title photographs.

Do you agree with Chael Sonnen that Jacare Souza is the very best UFC fighter who has by no means gained a title? Or do you suppose one other fighter reminiscent of Yoel Romero is the very best un-crowned UFC fighter?