Chael Sonnen. Photo property of World Extreme Cagefighting.
Take it with a grain of salt, but Chael Sonnen has told GracieMag.com that he will be moving to the UFC after the WEC does away with it’s middleweight divison at the end of this year. Not only that, but he says that he’s fighting Anderson Silva:
You are one of the best fighters in the WEC. Are you thinking of heading to the UFC?
Truth is, after this fight I’m going to the UFC.
Do you have an idea who your first opponent in the UFC will be?
Once I’m in the UFC, my first adversary will be Anderson Silva.
Really? Has that been confirmed?
Yes, it’s confirmed. Once I’m in the UFC I’ll fight Anderson Silva. I think he’s a great fighter, but I’m only going to start thinking about that after my fight with Paulo Filho. If you want to ask me about it after tonight, I’ll be happy to answer.
Obviously the interview took place before Sonnen fought Filho for the second time last week, so it’s possible that some deal could have been worked out if Sonnen beat Filho, which he did. Still, if the UFC wants to do away with the claims that Silva is bored with his opponents these days, matching him up against freaking Chael Sonnen of all people isn’t going to help things. Silva will eat him alive.
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