After Vitor Belfort announced today that he would not be fighting against Anderson Silva at UFC 112, rumors began swirling that perhaps Chael Sonnen would take his place.

Sonnen confirmed with Yahoo Sports earlier today that he would not be fighting Silva in Abu Dhabi.

Chael was considered as the first replacement for Belfort after his recent win over Nate Marquardt at last Saturday’s UFC 109, but unfortunately the cuts he suffered from the bout are the main reason he had to turn down the fight against Silva.

It has also rumored fighter Yoshihiro Akiyama may be Belfort’s replacement, but again this is ONLY a rumor.

But let’s hear from you..who do you guys think should replace Belfort?

Let us know!!