Wanderlei Silva Won’t Fight Sonnen Without PPV Points, Dana White Not Happy

August 22, 2013 3:44 pm by bjpenn.com staff 65 Comments

We recently discovered that UFC President Dana White had plans for Sonnen vs. Silva to go down at UFC 167.

Wanderlei Silva is apparently down for the scrap, but only if he receives additional compensation in the form of pay-per-view buy points.

“[Silva] said he won’t fight him unless he gets PPV [points]” White told MMAFighting.com, adding “so I guess he’s gonna retire.”

When asked who Sonnen would fight next the UFC Boss replied, “We will figure it out.”

It was after Sonnen’s victory over Shogun Rua last weekend that he called out Wanderlei on national television. “Now, right here on the UFC’s new home, FOX Sports 1, Wanderlei Silva, six feet tall, 205 pounds, boy until I met you, I didn’t know they stacked crap that high,” stated Sonnen.

With the hype machine behind the matchup it seemed like a foregone conclusion, but it appears as if White will not give in to Silva’s demands.

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