Lindland Thinks Silva will try weasel out of bout with Chael

October 17, 2011 10:28 am by bjpenn.com staff 113 Comments
Matt Lindland

“Anderson will to find a way to weasel out of that fight. I don’t know what his contractual obligations are as far as who he has to fight as a champion but they’re already laying the ground work… His manager Ed Soares is already making excuses for Anderson to not take that fight so yeah I think they’re going to try to weasel out of it. I don’t know what his obligations are contractually to the UFC but his obligations to the fans are that he needs to take that fight. Everyone of the fans know that Chael’s the number one contender and the guy that has a chance of beating him, can beat him and exposed his weaknesses in that fight. The fans want to see that fight and Anderson owes the fans that fight.”

Coach/Training partner of Chael Sonnen, Matt Lindland in a recent interview with MMAHQ talks about the proposed rematch between Sonnen and Silva.

With Sonnen’s side being somewhat vocal about not wanting to take a second fight with Sonnen, Lindland doesn’t think they are willing to take the fight.

Of course, as both sides weigh in on the issue, UFC president Dana White has said that he would be “dumb” not to book the fight as soon as possible.

Currently, Anderson Silva is still rehabbing a shoulder injury and is expected to be out the remainder of the year. However, there has been no definite timetable for his return.

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