Wanderlei Silva will finally get the opportunity to put his hands on Chael Sonnen following the next season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil. UFC president Dana White recently announced that Sonnen and Silva would be facing off against each other after a coaching stint on TUF: Brazil 3, but Silva would also like to have some added stipulations to the show.
For the next season of TUF: Brazil, which has only featured Brazilian coaches and fighters in the past, Silva is hoping to have White agree to making the show a Team Brazil vs. Team USA series.
“Now it’s official, I will be responsible for representing our country, and I will make him pay for what he said about us,” Silva wrote on his Facebook page, via MMA Weekly.
There are plenty of Brazilians who don’t like Sonnen because of his previous remarks about the country, so making Sonnen field a team of USA fighters could be the smartest decision for the USA.
Add in the heated rivalry and a potential country vs. country format, this could be one of the most dynamic seasons of the show that we have ever seen.