Post UFC 159: Chael Sonnen Undecided About Future, Anderson Silva Asks For Super Fight
Roy Nelson to Fight Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt
By FCF Staff
Immediately after being overpowered by UFC light-Heavyweight champ Jon Jones at UFC 159, Chael Sonnen hinted in his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan that his fighting career may be over. During the post-fight presser, the former middleweight contender relayed that he’ll take some time before any decision is made.
When asked to expand on his future in fighting, Sonnen stated he’s not ready to make up his mind yet, but expressed concerns as to what could be next. Since he’s already fought middleweight champion Anderson Silva twice, and now Jones, he added “what are they going to do with me? Put me in with Anderson Silva?” (Quote via MMA Junkie.com).
Speaking of Jones and Silva, according to multiple reports, UFC President Dana White revealed at the post-fight presser that the middleweight champion called him last night to request a “super fight.” While White wouldn’t confirm whether Silva called regarding Jones or welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, it’s interesting that the renowned fighter would do so, the same night Jones stopped his longtime rival Sonnen.
Of course, Silva has to get by rising middleweight Chris Weidman first, which will take place on July 6th.
One of the card’s highlights was Roy Nelson’s first round stoppage of Cheick Kongo, which prompted the heavyweight to call for a title shot. While White isn’t ready to declare Nelson as the top contender, he confirmed that Daniel Cormier or Mark Hunt will be the powerful slugger’s next opponent.
Cormier responded via Twitter to White’s proposal by stating that the bout “would be a damn good fight.”
Hunt is scheduled to fight former champ Junior dos Santos at UFC 160 on May 25th.