Chael Sonnen is setting up possible replacements for his planned fight with Wanderlei Silva, or even a future bout, with a specific target in mind.
Sonnen took to Twitter to let it be known that he would gladly be the final fight for former UFC champion Rich Franklin.
“No, no, no… The math teacher doesn’t walk away,” said Sonnen, referring to Franklin’s past before entering the Octagon. “I put him away. You got one good one left. I’m not asking…
“What would you like me to call u? Mr. Franklin? Rich? Richard? Dick? Ace? Just call me the 1 who ended ur career. Now I’ll take a berry blast.”
Since his last fight, a loss to Cung Le, Franklin has opened a juice store. He helps run the day-to-day operations, but has made it known he would like to finish his current contract with the UFC, especially if Anderson Silva was presented to him.
No, no, no… The math teacher doesn't walk away. I put him away. You got one good one left. I'm not asking…
— chael sonnen (@sonnench) April 13, 2014
What would you like me to call u? Mr Franklin? Rich? Richard? Dick? Ace? Just call me the 1 who ended ur career. Now I'll take a berry blast
— chael sonnen (@sonnench) April 14, 2014
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