With Saturday’s controversial unanimous decision win over Michael Bisping (Pictured), Chael Sonnen cemented his next dibs status. However, Uncle Chael is still positively convinced there is no way middleweight king Anderson Silva will come out of what Sonnen has called “retirement” to defend his crown against him again.
“I know I’ll do my part,” Sonnen said of agreeing to a rematch. “Do I think he will sign to fight? No, I don’t. But we’ll see. I’ve been wrong before, but I’ve tried to get him to fight four times. That’s the one thing they don’t tell you, and I’m not trying to go against the brass here, but that’s the one thing they haven’t revealed. They’ve offered him the fight four times, and he said no four times. Mysteriously he’s supposed to accept on the fifth?
“I’ve never heard of fifth time’s a charm. I’ll tell you this, I’ve never backed down and I never will.”
The arch enemies are tentatively scheduled to square-off sometime this summer in a massive stadium in Brazil. As far as Chael P. Sonnen is concerned, blah, blah, blah…
“I’d rather talk about real men like Michael Bisping who step in on 10 days notice and fights me,” Sonnen stated. “Those are the types of guys I’d rather give attention to, not some bum in Brazil.
“I can assure you having fought him and the alleged champ, [Bisping] could win the title today if they gave him the opportunity.”
After dominating Silva for nearly five complete rounds at UFC 117, Sonnen found himself on the wrong end of a last-second highlight-reel submission. The onetime political hopeful has done everything within his power to arrange a do-over ever since the devastating August 2010 defeat. #MediumRare