Chael Sonnen claims to be the highest paid fighter in the UFC.
Here's the interview, for those interested (it's got some choice shots at "Bones" in it, so it's well worth a listen):
Now I know that Chael sells fights better than anyone in the sport, but are we really to believe that Dana is throwing his top dollar at a guy who has never been, and never will be, champion? In his last fight with Silva, he got paid $50,000 to Anderson Silva's $200,000, so he'd have to be getting a really friggin' huge chunk of the pay-per-view's back-end to be pulling the kind of money he's claiming. Do you think Dana really values trash-talking that much, or should we just chalk this up to Sonnen's usual bullshit and bluster?