Chael Sonnen spoke to media members prior to the TUF Brazil Finale this past Saturday and told everyone that he expected to fight Anthony Rumble Johnson when Wanderlei Silva was removed from the UFC 175 card.
“I’ve been on hold to fight Anthony Johnson. Right now Little Nog’s supposed to fight Anthony Johnson, everybody’s waiting for him to call and say he can’t do it – which will happen. And then I was supposed to fight Anthony Johnson. So when Dana told me, ‘Hey, Wanderlei’s out,’ I thought he was gonna say, ‘We’re just going to put you and Anthony together.’ And Vitor was a surprise for me, it kinda hit me from left field. I didn’t see it coming because he’s working on compliance. I think he’s going to get through it though.”