Chael Sonnen: Anderson Silva Will Never Fight Again

Written by Tom Ngo
January 20th, 2012

UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen

According to Chael P. Sonnen (Pictured), he will never get a rematch with UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva. Sonnen didn’t stop breaking news there, as he also professed fans have seen the last of “The Spider.”

“I guarantee you, Anderson Silva and I will never cross paths again,” Sonnen flatly said during Friday’s conference call. “Our business is done. We will not fight under any circumstances, no matter how many rules or fake restraints he puts on it. He’s not getting in the ring with me, ever.

“I know Anderson’s not gonna fight. The folks over at the UFC know he’s not gonna fight. I’m all for promoting and marketing and all that good stuff – I don’t want to throw water on a perfectly hot flame – but Anderson Silva is not gonna fight anybody.”

When asked by yours truly why he felt the baddest 185-pounder on the planet was done defending his title, Sonnen responded in true Uncle Chael fashion.

“Because he sucks!” Sonnen matter-of-factly stated.

Silva hasn’t been seen since disposing of Yushin Okami at UFC 134 this past August. After posting his 15th consecutive victory, the 36-year-old revealed he entered the scrap with a banged up shoulder. Silva recently said a back injury has also delayed his comeback.

While Sonnen wasn’t necessarily questioning the legitimacy behind his bitter rival’s wounds, he did suggest something fishy could be going on.

“I tend to believe him,” Sonnen said of Silva’s injuries. “I think if a guy says he’s hurt, you’ve gotta believe him. Only he knows. I don’t need an X-ray or a doctor or anything else. If a guy says he’s hurt, he’s hurt.”


“I think it’s a little fugazi that he claims that he’s hurt and then we see live footage of him sparring with Wanderlei Silva,” Sonnen added. “I think it’s a little fugazi that he claims he’s hurt. I got my friend [Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal] out in Brazil training with [Lyoto] Machida alongside Anderson Silva. I think these things are peculiar, but if a guy says he’s hurt, it’s enough for me.”

Sonnen faces Michael Bisping at “UFC on FOX” on January 28th to determine who gets next dibs at Silva’s crown. However, per Sonnen, don’t hold your breath hoping Silva shows up.

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