Credit Chael Sonnen. Just when it seemed as though the former Oregon Duck’s career was becoming more broadcaster then fighter, an entertaining WWE promo following a win against Mauricio Rua has fans wanting to see more. And Sonnen made it abundantly clear exactly just who he is looking for next:
“Now, right here on the UFC’s new home, FOX Sports 1. Wanderlei Silva, 6-foot tall and 205-pounds. Boy, until I met you, I didn’t know they could stack crap that high. I just got done with a world champion. If you don’t think I’ll add a middle-aged comedian just for the goddamn pleasure of it, you better think again. Wanderlei Silva, in three months, you and the bad guy.”
And the “Axe Murder” seems ready to go as well. Silva posted a video on Youtube.com claiming, “Sonnen, I will beat you up, you coward.” And then later added, “Sonnen is a lower level fighter.” While the date for the fight has to be set, it doesn’t appear as though this matchup will take place on the UFC 167 card as initially rumored.
Prior to beating Rua, Sonnen had lost two championship fights at two separate weight classes. A win here and “The American Gangster” will likely be in line to fight another Brazilian he’s been exchanging words with, Vitor Belfort.
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