"Dana, it is no secret that I am the biggest draw and the highest paid athlete in the UFC, and the only person that comes close to rivaling me is Georges St-Pierre," Sonnen said with a smile on "Fox Sports Live". "And as I see it, in November, when he takes on Johny Hendricks live and in Las Vegas – tickets on sale now – he does not have a co-main event. I ask that you put me and Wanderlei Silva on that card."
UFC 167, which takes place Nov. 16 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, is set to be headlined with a title fight between Georges St-Pierre and Johny Hendricks.
Sonnen, fresh off a victory over Mauricio Rua, is dying to be a part of that card.
"He said last week publicly that he would bet $100,000 on 'Shogun' against me," Sonnen said of Silva. "I came out publicly and accepted that bet. He has yet to pay up. I am asking that $50,000 go to the Hire Heroes Foundation headed by Brian Stann and the other $50,000 go to the bombing victims of Boston. I don't know if he's a welcher – I believe he will pay up. But either way, I ask you, Dana White, my plea to you: Please, put this fight together."
UFC President Dana White says he would love to put together a fight between Silva and Sonnen, hinting that it would become the co-main of UFC 167.
"Well, there you go," White said. "We can do that fight. The question, I think, is Wanderlei Silva is out until the beginning of the year. I'm not sure if he's healthy. But if he's healthy, I will definitely make that fight, and I will definitely make it the co-main event."
The fight has not yet been made official by the UFC.