Wanderlei Silva has a death wish for Chael Sonnen.
Wanderlei is looking at getting back into the Octagon by December and thinks a fight with Chael would be a great idea. Only in Brazil. He’s not looking for the fight at UFC On Fox Sports 1 1 because he’s still healing from his last bout. A fight with Brian Stann at UFC on Fuel TV 8.
He discussed his thoughts on a Chael Sonnen fight with Brazil’s Spor TV:
“I will not fight in Boston, that’s right. Sonnen still [has] not been officially proposed, no one called me offering to fight. Is it interesting? Yes, very. But if it is held, will be after Boston. Before, or in Boston, no. Now, in Brazil would be a dream. I think he’d even have to wear armor and earplug to walk there. A fight against Sonnen in Brazil would be very interesting. My last in the country was in Belo Horizonte, and the audience was wonderful, was very well received. I had a week of king, did fight of the night … It was a very good experience. Fight with Sonnen is good for any event. I’m ready for December, in the year-end event. [I need to rest] my head and body for now, because my last fight was very difficult because I was recording the TUF and prepared there. This year I was already two months away from home, and now I have to rest a bit.”
Both competitors are extremely popular fighters for the organization and both are not primed for a title shot anytime soon. Will this fight ever come to fruition or is it just a lost cause?