Chael Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva on last night’s “UFC Tonight” show, and it appears as though the former PRIDE champ has accepted the outspoken fighter’s challenge. After all, when your nickname is “The Axe Murderer”, it’s kind of hard to turn down fights. Especially when it involves a certain someone, who has been questioning your abilities as a fighter for quite some time.
Silva responded to Sonnen recently on his official Twitter account by stating:
The real man talk face to face! quero ver se vai matter a disposicao no cara!!! Lets go!!!
The 36 year-old vet also posted a link to footage of the now famous, interaction between Silva and Sonnen in 2010, whereby the legend criticized Sonnen for comments he directed towards the Nogueira brothers and Brazil. You may recall Sonnen’s “observations” weren’t exactly complimentary.
Silva is coming off a KO win over Brian Stann in March, after dropping a unanimous decision loss to Rich Franklin last June.
If Silva is in fact ready to sign the dotted line, this bout has got to be a no-brainer for the UFC.
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Article by Kelsey Mowatt