Chael Sonnen doesn’t believe Wanderlei Silva will face him later this year after the two rivals complete their coaching duties on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil.

Sonnen, talking with Fighters Only recently, proclaimed that “The Axe Murderer” has packed on a few pounds, as he felt the grudge match would take place in July instead of May.

The two are set to comprise the co-main event at UFC 173 this Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas.

“Wand is fat,” Sonnen said. “He hasn’t taken his shirt off since we have been here. He thought our fight would be in July, but it got announced for May.

“He’s stressed and trying to get out of it.”

It’s hard to know whether Sonnen is telling the truth, but after all the hype and build between these two, it would be a shame if they didn’t settle it inside the Octagon.