Chael Sonnen says he'll pass on a title shot to fight Anderson SilvaPosted on August 22, 2011, 10:26 PM by Joey Santosus
"Dana [White] and I are at a crossroads. Dana wants this to be a number one contender’s match and wants me to fight for the championship. I don’t have anything against fighting my friend Yushin Okami, who will be the champion by then, but I have unfinished business with Anderson Silva. For me, what I am lobbying for, is win or lose, I will fight Anderson Silva next. Anderson will be working his way back up, or I should say working his way down. I’m going to grab him and beat him up anyway, just for laughs, just on principle. Just for my sheer entertainment, I’m going to go slap that guy around. I don’t need his little tin belt. I’m already the champion. - For more from Chael Sonnen, visit Sherdog.com (via MMAMania.com)
While most competitors step inside the octagon with hopes of one day wearing UFC gold, it appears Chael Sonnen isn't one of them. In fact, the self-proclaimed Middleweight champ insists that, if successful against Brian Stann at UFC 136, he'd be willing to forego a title shot in favor of a rematch with Anderson Silva. Of course, its an issue that only exists if "The Spider" is dethroned by Yushin Okami at UFC 134 in Brazil. So what do you think LowKick'ers? Is Silva vs. Sonnen II on the horizon? And if so, will it be for the 185-pound strap?
Further Reading: Chael Sonnen won't be at his best against Brian Stann