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Thursday, Jul 19, 2012

Media Watch: Dana White Says Chael Sonnen Will Still Get Big Fights

Chael Sonnen

By Michael Hatamoto

UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has fight matchups available in both the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions – and the “American Gangster” has a long line of fighters willing to trade punches with him.

UFC President Dana White told MMAJunkie.com Sonnen will have opportunities both inside the cage and away from the sport:

“He’s got a lot of options. Fox loves this guy. He’s going to end up with a television deal. He’s the only one to ever challenge Anderson Silva.”

Despite being the only person to make Silva look human, the potential of a third fight between Sonnen and Silva is up in the air.

“I never say, ‘never.’ I mean, anything is possible, but he beat him twice. It’s tough to do a rubber match when the guy is 2-0 on you.”

I don’t think a third fight with Silva would make sense at this point – and there are plenty of fights available for UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to put together.

The likes of Wanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort and Michael Bisping all want a shot against Sonnen, while Quinton “Rampage” Jackson also had harsh words for Sonnen. The Team Quest middleweight is a big name with legitimate fight skills, so a victory against him helps move up the ranks.

posted by FCF Staff @ 6:56 pm
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