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Friday, April 20, 2018

Chael Sonnen wants Wanderlei Silva, not Vitor Belfort

Chael Sonnen impressed with a first-round submission victory over Shogun Rua at UFC Fight Night 26 on Saturday, and he said he wanted to fight Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1) next. Of course, Sonnen called out Silva in his typical bombastic way after winning his match.

Chael Sonnen“Right here on the UFC’s new home FOX Sports 1 … Wanderlei Silva. Six feet tall and 205 pounds. Boy, until I met you I didn’t know they could stack crap that high,” Sonnen said with a brash combination of humor and disrespect.

“I just got done with a world champion. If you think I want at a middle-aged comedian just for the god-damned pleasure of it, you better think again. Wanderlei Silva, three months, you and the bad guy!”

Silva, 37, beat Brian Stann in his return to light heavyweight in March. Sonnen has long antagonized Silva, though the two have never fought.

Though Sonnen wants to fight Wanderlei, he has some options; Vitor Belfort called out Sonnen over Twitter after watching Chael P. submit Shogun.

Belfort, like Sonnen and Silva, has gone back and forth between middleweight and light heavyweight. If Sonnen wants Silva, my guess is he will get him. Vitor will just have to wait.

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