It appears as though Wanderlei Silva has responded to Chael Sonnen’s deadline to accept a bout with him, albeit, in somewhat of an indirect manner. The response comes not long after Sonnen announced he was giving the former PRIDE champ 24 hours to accept his challenge, which he originally made a few days after his stoppage loss to Jon Jones.
Silva has made the following tweet “Just wait!!! Estou so Esperando!!!”, and according to Google Translate, the latter portion means “So I’m waiting” in Portuguese.
Now, granted, Silva could be talking about pretty much anything, however, the feared striker also relayed the following photoshopped pic via Instragram.
Looks like Mr. Silva might be interested in fighting Sonnen at an upcoming UFC on FOX event no?
Silva also appeared to be down with the bout when Sonnen made his initial challenge, by telling the charismatic fighter “let’s go”, and posting memorable footage of them interacting in 2010. Classic stuff.
While Silva’s response isn’t exactly a signed contract, it’s increasingly looking like this bout will take place, and the UFC on FOX Sports 1 card on August 17th would certainly make sense. Although Sonnen’s challenge marked a stark reversal from his previous stance on fighting Silva, there’s no doubt the bout will have a ton of hype behind it. At this stage of each man’s career it’s a fight that should take place.
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