Apr 26, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Chael Sonnen (right) is interviewed by Joe Rogan after being weighed in for his light heavyweight title bout against Jon Jones (not pictured) at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Chael Sonnen calls out Wanderlei Silva in post-fight interview


In the main event of UFC Fight Night 26, three-time title challenger Chael Sonnen was able to earn a first round submission over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sonnen pulled guard once he had a guillotine choke locked in and he immediately forced Shogun to tap.

After the fight, the bad guy came back out of Sonnen.

“I’m the man of the hour, too sweet  to be sour. What you see is what you get and what you don’t is better yet. I’m the women’s pick, I’m the men’s regret and if you pick against Chael Sonnen you made a bad bet,” Sonnen said during his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.

That was the always entertaining intro that we get from Sonnen, but then he went in to attack mode and delivered a perfectly executed call out of Wanderlei Silva.

“Now, right here on the UFC’s new home, FOX Sports 1. Wanderlei Silva, 6-foot tall and 205-pounds. Boy, until I met you, I didn’t know they could stack crap that high. I just got done with a world champion. If you don’t think I’ll add a middle-aged comedian just for the goddamn pleasure of it, you better think again. Wanderlei Silva, in three months, you and the bad guy.”

While Sonnen has his sights set on Wanderlei, another Brazilian is lobbying for a shot at Sonnen.

It’s great to see Sonnen back in the win column, because he will now get to face off against another one of the Brazilian fighters that he has spent so much time trash-talking in the past. Whether it be Wanderlei Silva or Vitor Belfort, the build up to the fight will be incredible to see.

Let’s hope the UFC books one of these bouts soon.

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