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With the UFC on Fox 2 card shuffling came word that the winner of the bout between Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping would get a shot at UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. Sonnen, of course, already fought Silva once and came within moments of getting a decision win before being submitted.
Chael has been posturing for a rematch since that meeting and has yet to be granted the shot. That has him saying that, no matter what, Silva would never fight him again. Something that UFC president Dana White denies.
"I can guarantee you, Anderson Silva and I will never cross paths again," he said.
But Friday night brought another guarantee, this one from UFC president Dana White, who tends to get the final word on such matters. When asked about Sonnen's comments in a UFC on FX 1 post-fight interview with FUEL TV's Ariel Helwani, White offered a very different opinion of what would happen if Sonnen emerges victorious in his bout with Michael Bisping.
"I, 100 percent, right here and now, guarantee you that if Chael Sonnen wins that fight, Anderson Silva will fight Chael Sonnen this summer," he said.
White also said that a rematch would probably happen in Brazil. Something that everyone thought would never happen due to some sort of security concern because of Sonnen's repeated mocking of Brazilian fighters.