"'Shogun' can beat him anywhere. In the standup or on the ground – he can submit and he can knock out," Silva said. "I don't see any chance for Sonnen in that fight. I don't gamble, but I talked to my wife. I want to put $100,000 on 'Shogun.'
"'Shogun' is going to hurt him," Silva continued. "I think it's maybe going to be Sonnen's last fight. He's not going to fight after that fight anymore."
Silva can't wait to get his hands on Sonnen, perhaps as early as the first quarter of 2014.
"When I fight with him, it's going to be a great fight, it's going to be a good match," Silva said. "But when I fight with him, he's going to know what's going to happen. I'm not going to just fight. I'm going to hurt him."
Silva says he is pain free and he plans to return to action by the end of the year.
"I had a problem with my sciatic in this last fight and the pain comes, the pain goes," Silva said. "I don't have that problem anymore and I'm ready to get back."
Silva and Sonnen are both aging legends, so it would be a shame if they never get to settle the score inside the cage.
"He's a second-level fighter. He's not Top 10 – he's not a top fighter," Silva said of Sonnen. "He can't say anything about that because he's not in the position. His results don't give him the right to talk like that."