Chael Sonnen blasts Wanderlei Silva but doesn't want to see him fired

Jared Wickerham

Sonnen doesn't want the UFC to end Wanderlei's contract and said that now it's clear that his rival was using banned substances.

Chael Sonnen told Combate.com his thoughts about what the UFC should do with Wanderlei Silva, his scheduled opponent for UFC 175. "The American Gangster" doesn't want to be rescheduled to face "The Axe Murderer" but also don't want the UFC to end Silva's contract after Silva failed to apply for a license with NSAC and apparently ducked a test for banned substances.

I don't want to see Wanderlei fired. I don't think he will ever fight again. He can't be trusted again. But he has a family. I know that he has a gym that is a total disaster and I don't think that he has better options. I have no interest fighting him. I don't want to face someone that doesn't want to face me. I don't do that kind of bullying. If he doesn't want to fight me, I'll move on.

For Sonnen, there are no doubts anymore that Wanderlei was using drugs to enhance his performance.

If something good happened this week is that all my suspicions of the cheating by this guy throughout his career turned out to be true. And it was the redemption for those guys that have fought against him.

Now that Wanderlei is out of the UFC 175, on July 5, Vitor Belfort will fight against Chael Sonnen for the number #1 contender spot in the middleweight division.

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