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Chael Sonnen and Nick Diaz, Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre

After defeating Brian Stann, Chael Sonnen issued a challenge to Anderson Silva.  He brazenly threw down the gauntlet to the champ.  Clearly, Sonnen is the number one contender, having smashed Silva, himself, for four and a half rounds before succumbing to a Hail Mary triangle by Silva and a defeat of a top ranked opponent.  It's a difficult stylistic match-up for the champ because of Sonnen's relentless takedowns and top control.

After defeating BJ Penn, Nick Diaz issues a challenge to Georges St-Pierre.  He brazenly threw down the gauntlet to the champ.  Clearly, Diaz is the number one contender, the former Strikeforce champion as well as having just defeated a top ranked opponent.  It's a difficult stylistic match-up for the champ because of Diaz's relentless aggression and furious pace.

Anderson Silva and his camp hemmed and hawed.  They said that, despite almost beating Silva and despite defeating a top ranked champion, that Sonnen needs to go to the back of some non-existent line.

St-Pierre threw Carlos Condit under the bus and by the end morning of the next day the UFC was making GSP-Diaz happen.

I think this is an interesting comparison.

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