Chael Sonnen: Even fellow fighters don't understand Israel Adesanya's 'level of brilliance'

Chael Sonnen can’t understand the criticism toward UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya.

Adesanya (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) retained his title for a fifth time when he outpointed Jared Cannonie

in the UFC 276 main event, but his performance received a shower of boos from the fans.

“The Last Stylebender” even was targeted by former dual-champ Henry Cejudo,

But Sonnen thinks Adesanya’s ability to dominate should be praised, not critiqued.

“There seems to be a chorus even coming from the smart marks in the cheap seats,

The guys that are supposed to know,” Sonnen said on his YouTube channel.