Sonnen vs. Davis possible for UFC 167
Since the second Chael Sonnen submitted Mauricio Rua at Ultimte Fight Night 26, speculation had started as to who the outspoken UFC fighter would fight next. Several Brazilian fighters immediately called out Sonnen on Twitter and Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva on the mic. However, someone nobody considered might be Sonnen’s actual next opponent:
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fans hoping to see Chael Sonnen settle his score against Wanderlei Silva are likely to be disappointed, as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White has indicated that “The Axe Murderer” is still recovering from a serious injury and won’t be ready until next year.
Instead, White has considered pairing “The American Gangster” against light heavyweight contender Phil Davis (see him ponder the fight here).
The good news is, the bout has not been signed, so we can optimistically cling to whatever scraps still remain from the Sonnen/Silva war of words.