A few months ago UFC Light Heavyweight Wanderlei Silva released a video about his desire to fight Chael Sonnen, and while that won’t happen as Sonnen is fighting at UFC 167 against Rashad Evans, Silva still wants the fight. UFC President Dana White said they weren’t able to put the fight together between Silva and Sonnen because of an injury to Silva, but according to Silva he is already back to training. In a recent interview, Silva discussed getting back to training, his desire to still fight Sonnen, and how he thinks the bout between Sonnen and Evans will play out.
Silva told MMAFighting:
“I’m back to training already, and I will be ready to fight soon. I don’t know if I’ll be able to fight this year, depends on what happens. With the way things are going now in the UFC, you have to be ready to fight anytime they call you. During war times, you have to keep your guns always clean.”
“I talked to the boss and said that I can fight Sonnen in Brazil or in Oregon. I want to beat him in front of all his friends. I want them to watch how bad I will destroy him. I’d be down to fight in his backyard. You can call all his friends. I want Sonnen to feel ashamed of how bad he’ll be beaten by me.”
“I would fight him if he wins or loses against Rashad. I have no problems with that. I’m not that type of guy that only accepts a fight when a guy is coming off a win. That’s an interesting fight and I will have to be ready because he’s a good athlete, and I want to be able to do everything that the fans expect me to do against him: beat his ass.”
“Rashad will destroy him. I hope he leaves something for me. He won’t get past the second round against Rashad. Rashad will break him, and I’m rooting for Rashad to win.”
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