Chael Sonnen “Definitely” Not Retiring, Calls For Bout With Wanderlei Silva
By FCF Staff
After being stopped by UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones last weekend, Chael Sonnen hinted that his career may be coming to a close, but the charismatic vet has ultimately decided to keep fighting.
While speaking on the UFC Tonight program, the 36 year-old fighter relayed that he is “definitely” not retiring, and that he plans to stay at light-heavyweight for the foreseeable future. Sonnen based his decision on the fact that he’s already fought many of the top middleweights in the UFC, including champion Anderson Silva twice, but that if the landscape were to change, he may consider returning to the division.
When asked by host Kenny Florian who he’s interested in fighting next, Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva, who he’s quarreled publicly with in the past.
He’s called me out before, and I’ve called him out, but the fight never really made sense,” said Sonnen. “I was a contender, and he was just a guy on the card. Now I think the fight does make it a little more sense.”
Sonnen then added: “I’m not going anywhere until me and Wanderlei straighten this thing out.”
The 36 year-old Silva is coming off a KO win over Brian Stann in March, and currently has no fight booked. Due to the rivalry between Silva and Sonnen, as well as their drawing power, this fight will very likely get signed if the former PRIDE champ is interested.