Onnen want to face Belfort on the same day of the rematch between Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva in Las Vegas; event is the end of TUF 18, between Ronda and Miesha
On the eve of facing Mauricio Shogun, Chael Sonnen now sees as another Brazilian opponent Vitor Belfort. During the TV show UFC Tonight, on Tuesday, the loudmouth expressed interest in tackling the 'Phenomenon' and suggested that the fight is held on the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman, on December 28.
When their traditional provocative, Sonnen said he plans to claim the status of Belfort as number 1 challenger in the middleweight division. The American Gangstar stressed that UFC 168 in Las Vegas is the perfect setting for the duel, since the event will feature two title disputes: Weidman vs. Anderson Silva (at middleweight) and Ronda Rousey Miesha Tate x (at bantamweight female), the end of the 18th season of TUF.
"Vitor has a title challenger number 1. If he is willing to put it on the line, not only will I fight him, but I will do so on December 28. Weidman defends his title, Rousey defends his title, and Vitor , you have a title. I want to defend him against me, "he shouted.
The next Chael Sonnen is fighting against Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in the main event of UFC on Fox Sports 1, scheduled for August 17 in Boston. Against the former champion, the loudmouth dispute his last fight at light-heavyweight and, as a result, will again compete in a middleweight.
However, the change of category Sonnen can prevent the clash with Vitor Belfort. Unhappy not to win a chance at the title, the Brazilian said, through his wife and agent, Joana Prado, who will fight at middleweight for the belt only, reason for refusing to face Tim Kennedy.