"I believe Chris Weidman will destroy him again," Sonnen said. "This is not a knock on Anderson Silva; he's an awesome fighter. And he's had an amazing career. But in the history of boxing, in the history of MMA, a rematch has never favored the older fighter. You're talking about a decade of an age difference. It's very, very unrealistic to believe that Anderson is going to win that [rematch]. This is not to say he can't do it, but it's unrealistic to see how that's going to happen.
"But it doesn't change that fact that he's a great fighter, and it doesn't change that fact that I want to fight Anderson Silva."
The Weidman vs Silva rematch may be closely tied in with Sonnen's upcoming bout against "Shogun" Rua, as the losers of both fights could very well face each other inside the world-famous Octagon.
"Anytime you're in the top 10, you're in title contention," said Sonnen, who is ranked sixth among middleweights by ESPN.com and ninth by UFC.com. "We have a new ranking system and it's very important to operate within the confines of that system.
"Anybody in the top five will go for that title. Shogun is in the top 10 [at light heavyweight] and I haven't won a light heavyweight fight in a considerable amount of time. With that said, I have had only one light heavyweight fight. But it's always important to win, especially if you can beat a top-10 guy.
Sonnen is set to fight Rua on Aug. 17 in Boston, for a chance to move up the ladder in the light heavyweight division.
While Sonnen has Rua right in front of him, he can't help but think about Silva.
"I want to fight Anderson Silva more than I want to wake up tomorrow morning," Sonnen said. "I don't care if he has got the belt or not. I don't accept the outcome of either of [our] fights; I don't acknowledge that for one day he was the better fighter than me."