Following the all out war on Fox Sports 1, Dana White spoke candidly with the media on numerous topics. Of those included Chael Sonnen versus Wanderlei Silva developments. Unfortunately “The Axe Murderer” is not only asking for too much cash, but he also isn’t medically cleared, according to White.
“He’s not going to be healthy till January,” said White. “He can’t even start training till January.”
So what does Chael do in the interim? His original plan was to return to his original 185 pound division, however his main goal is to fight on the UFC’s upcoming 20th anniversary card, featuring Georges St-Pierre versus Johny Hendricks on Nov. 16 in Vegas. Who could Chael fight? Who else needs an opponent? Enter “Mr. Wonderful.”
“We talked a little bit tonight,” White said of Sonnen. “He wants to fight on that 20th anniversary card. He wants to co-main that (card). I’m working on it. That fight (against Phil Davis) could happen.”
You may have not asked for it, but it may be the best opponent for Chael to argue for a title shot once again. After defeating former 205 pound champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua recently, with a first round guillotine, it only makes sense that he would be matched up with another fellow contender in the division. Let’s hear your picks, in case the bout agreement gets signed.