Chael Sonnen originally reported that his bout with Vitor Belfort would take place at 205 pounds but it would be for the #1 contender spot. However several days after that Dana White reported the bout would take place at 185 pounds.
Sonnen spoke to media members prior to the TUF Brazil finale on Saturday about making weight saying:
“That’s news to me. Dana just said that in Berlin and I just heard. I weigh 236 pounds right at this second and that would leave me with 51 pounds to lose in 30-some days. I don’t know if that’s possible.
“I have a contract. My contract is for 205, so I’m hoping that Dana misspoke. But if it’s 185, it’s 185.
“Here’s how fighting works: I don’t really care about title shots, but there is a process. Vitor has a title right now, he has a title of No. 1 contender. He can’t come into a fight and not put that title on the line. It doesn’t work that way.
“It would be the same as Chris Weidman saying ‘I’m gonna fight Lyoto Machida, but it’s a non-title fight.’ That’s pro-wrestling, that doesn’t happen. If Vitor got a title, he’s got to put that title on the line. If he doesn’t want to put that against me, then don’t fight me.”