“As it played that through my head, I saw a lot of different outcomes, but not in a million years did I think (Anderson Silva going silent) would happen. That is not the heritage of a Brazilian fighter or a Brazilian man in general. Brazilians will fight. Brazilians will come forward with courage. If you challenge them, they will step forward. That’s not in his culture or his heritage to just sit there and get clowned in front of the world, but he did it. The fight’s going to happen for sure. I’ll be Anderson’s next fight. I don’t know that he’ll be mine. I’m not going to sit around and wait for him ,,, I don’t just need the title, I need to be the best fighter in the world. If there’s someone who can knock me off and beat me then I don’t deserve to be there. So god bless them and let that guy have his shot.”
Chael Sonnen told ESPN1100/98.9 FM in Las Vegas this week that he is not willing to wait for Anderson Silva to sign on the dotted line.
He is more than willing to fight the champ for a second time (obviously, but Silva is on the mend from an injury and still has not given any indication of when he will likely be ready to return to action and defend his title.
As many challengers have done in the past, Chael is willing to take a fight instead of wait for Anderson to recover and return to action. The smartest move he could make in my opinion…
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