Shortly after news of Chael Sonnen’s ability to fight once again in the UFC, the ‘Oregon State Gangster‘ was quick to call out a new adversary after the decimation of Wanderlei Silva by Chris Leben. Sonnen is considering a welcome back fight perhaps returning to the bigger light heavyweight division in a fight against a former champion.
“I don’t know what the future holds, there’s plenty of guys out there to fight said Sonnen. There’s a karate guy at 205 pounds, I might stop there on my way back to 185 for a tune-up fight and take out Machida, but we’ll see, we’ll see where it goes.”
Machida responds to Sonnen’s call out shortly after via Tatame Magazine.
“I think that’s great, I’m excited to do that. He’s coming back now, wants to fight, and I really think it’s a good fight for me. If Sonnen really wants this fight, I’ll sign it immediately, no problem at all.”
Does the match-up make since? Should Sonnen be jumping in with the elite of the 205 lb. division?