Seconds after defeating former UFC champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event of UFC Fight Night 26, Sonnen called for a fight against Wanderlei Silva. In answer to the call out Silva made a long video threatening all types of violence upon the face of Sonnen. Sadly, that video was all for naught, as UFC president Dana White recently revealed (via MMAJunkie.com) that Silva is injured and out of action until at least January.
During the same conversation White did say that a fight with Phil Davis could happen on the UFC 167 card, which will be the UFC’s 20th anniversary event.
Sonnen, perhaps looking to cover his bases in case the Davis fight falls through, extended an offer to his Fox Sports commentating partner Rashad Evans via twitter:
@SugaRashadEvans Hey Rashad, let me ask you a question... You busy Nov 16th?— chael sonnen (@sonnench) August 30, 2013
Evans replied to Sonnen’s inquiry:
@sonnench Nah not really!! What's up?— Rashad Evans (@SugaRashadEvans) August 30, 2013
Which brought this response from Sonnen:
If it wasn’t clear that Sonnen wants that co-main event spot, (or is that main event?) at UFC 167, it should be by now.
Georges St-Pierre will put his UFC welterweight title on the line against Johny Hendricks in the main event at UFC 167. The fight card will take place November 16 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.