Sonnen targets another fight in MW, calls Wanderlei a 'bum'

Jonathan Ferrey

Sonnen has plans for another fight at 185 division after facing Wanderlei, whom he calls a "bum". The "American Gangster" also gave his explanation of the fight's move from Las Vegas to Brazil.

Chael Sonnen is already making plans for his new run in the 185 division. Always outspoken, the "American Gangster" will face Wanderlei Silva on May 31st at UFC Fight Night Brazil and, certain of his win, he told Combate.com that he is planning to challenge another fellow middleweight, if everything goes according his plans.

I already have my next fight settled but two things need to happen. There is a fight that needs a specific result. I also need to get rid of this bum (Wanderlei).There are somethings happening now but I hope everything walks well for both sides, then I will have another fight aligned. In the middleweight division.

Sonnen also gave his version of why his fight with Wanderlei was moved from UFC 173, in Las Vegas, to an event to take place in Brazil.

That was because of me. He wanted to fight in Las Vegas because is where he lives, his house is there. And I denied, I wanted to be in a neutral place. I'm a guest in Brazil but so is he. The UFC thought I was kidding and I said no, I was not kidding. He abandoned these guys 15 years ago, Brazil is a neutral territory, we both are going to fly there, and the UFC said Ok.

Follow Bloody Elbow for updates as Sonnen and Silva hype their fight.

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