After his huge win over Brian Stann at UFC 136, Chael Sonnen took it upon himself to challenge Middleweight champion Anderson Silva to a rematch, adding in that the champ “absolutely sucked”. Anderson has said he doesn’t want the fight saying Chael is disrespectful and does not deserve a rematch. But as he have come to find out, it doesn’t matter what the champ wants! It’s what Dana White and the UFC fans want that matter.
It’s the fight everyone wants to see,” White said on Wednesday’s edition of “The Jim Rome Show.” “People want to see Chael vs. Anderson. Anderson is in this position where he feels this guy is so disrespectful he doesn’t want to give him a shot and everything else, but Anderson will end up fighting Chael Sonnen.”
No date has been set yet since Anderson Silva is recovering from a shoulder injury. Chael has said that he won’t wait for Silva to be healthy.
As it played that through my head, I saw a lot of different outcomes, but not in a million years did I think (Anderson Silva going silent) would happen,” Chael Sonnen told ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas this week.
“That is not the heritage of a Brazilian fighter or a Brazilian man in general. Brazilians will fight. Brazilians will come forward with courage. If you challenge them, they will step forward. That’s not in his culture or his heritage to just sit there and get clowned in front of the world, but he did it.”
“The fight’s going to happen for sure. I’ll be Anderson’s next fight. I don’t know that he’ll be mine.”
“I’m not going to sit around and wait for him ,,, I don’t just need the title, I need to be the best fighter in the world. If there’s someone who can knock me off and beat me then I don’t deserve to be there. So god bless them and let that guy have his shot.”