Tweet of the Day: Chael Sonnen calls out Shogun Rua for UFC 161 bout

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Following an injury that forced Antonio Rogerio Nogueira out of his UFC 161 bout, Chael Sonnen offers to step in against Shogun Rua.

After the injury bug struck UFC 161, Mauricio Rua was left without an opponent. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira is currently dealing with a back injury and while UFC officials have yet to announce a replacement, Chael Sonnen once again volunteered to step up in very short notice.

The former middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger took to twitter:

If the talented wrestler does get the call, stylistically, it's a very intriguing match up as Shogun has relatively weak takedown defense, but he's extremely crafty from the bottom, and on paper, he should have the better striking. Although, everything would probably be different seeing that UFC 161 is in less than two weeks, and as of this writing, the UFC has yet to officially name an opponent.

Even if Sonnen doesn't cut as much weight to make the light heavyweight limit, it would still be a challenge to have just a few days to prepare for a top contender like Shogun, so huge props to the American Gangster for once again throwing his hat in for a short notice bout.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker