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

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

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

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.