Dana White talks UFC on FOX, says Anderson Silva will have to fight Chael SonnenPosted on November 10, 2011, 08:57 AM by Anton Gurevich
UFC President Dana White shared his thoughts ahead of this weekend's Ultimate Fighting Championship's debut on FOX with a Heavyweight title bout between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos. Once again, White spoke about the importance of UFC on FOX, and its influence on the future of Mixed Martial Arts. Dana White related to the match-up between Velasquez and dos Santos as "stylistically best", claiming that it's nothing but his duty to bring back the big Heavyweight superfights to mainstream television.
Also, in his interview with ESPN.com, UFC President confirmed that Chael Sonnen will be next in line for the reigning UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Sonnen called out Silva immediately after his victory over Brian Stann at UFC 136, then adding a series of verbal blows in virtually every interview he made after the fight. Silva was "not so interested" in giving the "disrespectful punk" Chael Sonnen his rematch, but now it looks like the record-setting Champion has no choice but to fight the Oregonian:
"It's the fight that everybody wants to see. People want to see Chael vs. Anderson. Anderson is in this position where he feels like the guy is so disrespectful he doesn't want to give him a shot. But Anderson will end up fighting Chael. The answer is yes."
Further Reading: UFC stars talk UFC on FOX: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior Dos Santos