Chael Sonnen Wants to Face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 167
Posted by Larry Csonka on 08.22.2013
He wants the co-main event spot…
- While on Fox Sports Live, Chael Sonnen explained that he wanted to face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 167. Here are the highlights...
Sonnen on the Fight: "Dana, it is no secret that I am the biggest draw and the highest paid athlete in the UFC, and the only person that comes close to rivaling me is Georges St-Pierre," Sonnen said. "And as I see it, in November, when he takes on Johny Hendricks live and in Las Vegas – tickets on sale now – he does not have a co-main event. I ask that you put me and Wanderlei Silva on that card."
SOnnen On Silva's $100,000 Bet: "He said last week publicly that he would bet $100,000 on 'Shogun' against me," Sonnen said. "I came out publicly and accepted that bet. He has yet to pay up. I am asking that $50,000 go to the Hire Heroes Foundation headed by Brian Stann and the other $50,000 go to the bombing victims of Boston. I don't know if he's a welcher – I believe he will pay up. But either way, I ask you, Dana White, my plea to you: Please, put this fight together."
And Dana White's reaction?
"Well, there you go. We can do that fight. The question, I think, is Wanderlei Silva is out until the beginning of the year. I'm not sure if he's healthy. But if he's healthy, I will definitely make that fight, and I will definitely make it the co-main event."