Chael Sonnen withdraws "Loser Leaves Town" challenge, says Anderson Silva declinedPosted on October 18, 2011, 05:39 PM by Joey Santosus
Top Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen made his octagon return in style earlier this month, dominating Brian Stann en-route to a second-round submission victory at UFC 136. However, as impressive as his performance was, it was during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan that Sonnen truly made his presence felt, issuing a "loser leaves town" challenge to the division Champion, Anderson Silva, who sat cageside looking on. Though the highly anticipated rematch has yet to be confirmed, UFC President Dana White has expressed a desire to book the match-up "asap."
While making an appearance on The Jim Rome Show, Sonnen discussed the motivation behind his challenge, as well as Silva's failure to respond. Sonnen says that though his original offer has now expired, he'll continue to come up with new ones until the "alleged Champion" meets him inside of the octagon. Photo: Francis Specker
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