As you likely know, Wanderlei Silva has continued to campaign for a fight with his longtime nemesis Chael Sonnen, even though “The American Gangster” is set to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 167. After all, Sonnen has been calling out “The Axe Murderer” for a long time now, and has claimed Silva’s not interested in throwing down.
Of course, people really started buzzing about their rivalry after the now legendary ‘van’ video, and now “Wand” has released another where he ‘confronts’ Sonnen. As you’ll see by watching the video above, however, in this clip things seem just a wee bit set up. Silva ‘finds’ Sonnen at a Mr. Olympia show in Las Vegas, and while at first it seems like events are unfolding naturally, look how Sonnen reacts when he sees the former PRIDE champ….Does it not seem very pro-rasslin-ish?
At any rate, there’s no doubt that this is a fight most fans want to see, regardless of how Sonnen does versus Evans. Silva has already said he’s down to fight the former contender either way. It will be interesting to see what Sonnen wants to do, however, if he beats Evans. If he does, he’ll be coming off back-to-back wins over former light-heavyweight champs, the other being “Shogun” Rua.
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